enero 17, 2008
WorkNC is number one in Japan again
In a December 2007 repeat of its annual survey of Japanese die and mold makers, the daily Nikkan Kogyo Newspaper, which specializes in business and industrial affairs, found that WorkNC from Sescoi was the most widely used CAM system in Japan for the second year running.
The number of companies using WorkNC was twice that of the nearest non Japanese CAM system, which is a reflection of WorkNC’s capability and ease of use, advantages widely understood by local engineers. Despite tougher trading conditions for Japanese die and mold makers, 61% of the companies surveyed intended to invest during 2008 to cut costs, improve quality and shorten delivery times. They showed particular interest in 5-axis machining, which they saw as helping them to fuel overseas expansion which was planned by 27% of the sample.
WorkNC matches this trend with its 5-axis routines including Auto 5, which automatically translates 3-axis movements into 5-axis toolpaths, allowing companies to machine more of the part in one setting with shorter and more rigid cutters.
The survey also showed that Japanese die and mold makers wanted to achieve improvements in ease of use, data modification and employee skill levels. Sescoi launched WorkNC G3 (V19) in various countries around the world at the end of 2007. Its third generation software includes a new graphical interface which ergonomically combines design, analysis, programming and simulation. The main aims of G3 are to make the system more intuitive in its operation, and the already extensive toolpath editing capabilities even more powerful.
Training and education of its customers around the world is also a high priority for Sescoi and in Japan it held a series of 12 WorkNC seminars in September and October 2007, welcoming 356 delegates from leading companies such as Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd, Miyazu Seisakusho and RYOBI Ltd.
Shinsuke Iimura of Sescoi Japan concluded, “We are delighted that we have retained our number one position in the Japanese market. The new developments in the latest version of WorkNC and our 5-axis capability fit well with the trends revealed in the survey, enabling us to continue to offer Japanese die and mold makers the most productive CAM system in the industry.”