Posted on Friday, January 17, 2014 in UEA Blog

In order to help ensure the highest quality products for our customers, UEA utilizes solid CAD models to develop Hydraulic Swivels.  Manufacturing then utilizes these models to generate the necessary G-code for machining.  Esprit programming software imports the native CAD models into the programming environment.  The user can then simulate the exact machine environment to apply features and operations to properly machine the stock material to the finished design.

UEA has teamed up with Esprit CNC Programming Software to generate G-code for our production machines.  Hydraulic Swivels require complex machining, deep hole drilling and tight tolerance internal grooving, all coupled with strict material finish requirements.  To be successful, our CNC equipment requires accurate G-code.

Esprit is an industry leader in programming machine controls.  Esprit has partnered with DMG Mori-Seiki to offer users a precise machine environment for programming their machines.  Esprit simulates the Mori-Seiki machine with the tooling defined by the programmer.  The result is an accurate representation of the cutting process with cycle times.  The programmer can use the simulation to lean out the processes off line prior to loading the program.

Quality is enhanced by generating machine code via the solid model.  Esprit uses the CAD model to generate the code.  The CAD model is the defining document at UEA for quality.  Generating tool path from the model ensures that the result of cutting matches the design intent.

UEA has leveraged technology to improve our manufacturing capabilities.  Better parts at a lower cost allow us to provide higher quality product to our customers with competitive pricing.

Scott Hagberg

Manufacturing Applications Engineer

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