The investment has seen Advanced Engineering evolve with technology to move from 3+2 axis machining into full simultaneous 5-axis machining. Since 2006, the company has purchased five simultaneous 5-axis machines with more recent acquisitions including Mazak Hyper Variaxis 630 and Mazak 630-5X machining centres. With two seats of CAM software from two different, local and leading vendors, Advanced Engineering‘s Managing Director, Mr. Terry Pedley was intent on driving through software changes to maximise the capabilities of the new machine tools.
The programming team at Advanced Engineering are in agreement that hyperMILL® has improved productivity in the office as well as on the shop-floor. As Mr. Mann continues: “hyperMILL® is very user friendly, intuitive and has features that are far easier to use than alternate packages. The crash testing and tool collision is far beyond previous packages with tool data banks capable of clarifying the path of the tool and even the toolholders inside cavities to give full crash detection. It has been so intuitive and user friendly, we haven‘t had to make a call for support in over 15 months.”