The “Backbone” Of Andrew Ryan Furniture | Alphacam & Cabinet VIsion
Andrew Ryan Furniture director says Alphacam and Cabinet Vision are vital tools for modern craftsmen – just as chisels were state-of-the-art technology for woodworkers in bygone times.
Alphacam slashes Allwood Architectural Joinery’s manufacturing process for CNC machining
Allwood Architectural Joinery is a family run company of twenty close-knit highly skilled craftsmen established in 1997, specialising in the design and manufacture of specialised joinery for hotels & bars and commercial fit outs.
Alphacam Automation Manager plus has taken a “crazy” amount of time out of programming, and the company could never go back to manual programming and remain competitive says Connor Magee.
“Alphacam is one of our energisers – it’s definitely helped us get where we are today.”
Macro Ensures Unique Fonts on War Grave Headstones | Alphacam
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) honours the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, and ensures they will never be forgotten.
Using a special macro from Alphacam as part of its responsibility for ensuring that the men and women of the Commonwealth armed forces who died in both world wars, are remembered through headstones and stone memorial panels.
“Alphacam not only saves us time, but also guarantees that everything is 100 per cent accurate.”
Alphacam Programs UK’s Only Pro Evolution 5-Axis Twin Head Machine for ercol | Alphacam
After taking their first steps in 5-axis machining, a high-end, top quality furniture manufacturer quickly realised it was their best way forward, and also invested in a machine with two 5-axis heads, which is the first one of its kind in the UK.
"The Line Of Least Resistance” for Solid Timber Specialist | Alphacam
Woodbase Joiners specialise in bespoke doors, windows and staircases, along with skirting boards, architraves, moldings and brackets, mainly for domestic customers and builders. The company, which operates from a 7,500 square foot factory and a 900 square foot unit on the same business park near the East Sussex coast, installed Alphacam Standard in 2016, but upgraded to the Ultimate package shortly afterwards.
With Alphacam’s Parametric Sketcher, common CAD geometry is created automatically, regenerating the file with any required variables, meaning there is no need to redraw similar components. They are built using standard geometry commands, with different sizes being created by simply modifying the values of one or more variables. “The parametric function is an absolute godsend, as we don’t have to draw the component every time. We simply pull out a door that is similar to the one we want to create, put in the sizes and drag and drop all the ironmongery, then send it to the CNC router.”
Leading case manufacturer drives three CNC machines for metal, wood and plastic cases | Alphacam
Established in 1981, Trifibre Ltd has grown into the UK’s leading case producer, providing innovative casing design and manufacturing solution to a wide range of industry sectors including aerospace, surgical and medical, motorsport and automotive, and clothing.
StairPlan make whatever they want on CNC with Alphacam | Success Story
Stairplan one of the UK’s leading stair manufacturers, utilising the use of 5-axis CNC machines to produce all their stair components with the aid of Alphacam.
Core programming solution for CNC Routers - 3-axis to 5-axis | Alphacam Success Story
Portuguese furniture manufacturer, Jocilma, highlight the advantages of working hand in hand with their dedicated Alphacam reseller, Bitmind, in using a single CAM solution for all their CNC machining needs.
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Alphacam & Felder Productivity partners
Woodworking machinery specialists Felder UK are partnering with Alphacam software and cutting tool specialists to give customers a preferred one-stop solution for all CNC machining needs.
Cambridge Precision deploy Alphacam for high precision manufacturing
Andy Barnard, milling supervisor at Cambridge Precision explains how Alphacam has helped the sub contract manufacturing business produce high precision components with the aid of Nikken tables that convert their 3-axis Doosan CNC's into 5-Axis simultaneous machines.
Holm Engineering remain competitive with Alphacam | Success Story
Scott Holmes from Holm Engineering describes how the implementation of Alphacam helps them to remain competitive and ensures that they have one software solution for all of their manufacturing disciplines.
Alphacam Automation Saves Hours of Programming Time | Success Story
A.S.H. Plastics leading manufacturer of point of sale and display equipment is looking to expand its range of CNC machining capabilities, and says Alphacam Advanced Router, from Vero Software, is integral to its plans.
Joint Managing Director David Archer says it is especially valuable for prototyping, as they can generally get a prototype on the machine ready for cutting, within 20 minutes. “When we were programming manually it could take hours, so there’s considerable time saving.”
Mission Possible For Film Studios’ Cavalry | Alphacam
Whenever a new job comes into a company that film studios describe as needing the cavalry, Anarchy director Jason Szukalski is instantly thinking how Alphacam can break it down into machineable parts.
Complex 5-Axis Programming Made Easy | Alphacam Success Story
The Wensley Group provides a bespoke design, manufacturing and installation service to the retail, leisure, education and healthcare sectors, manufacturing shop counters, pub bars and back fittings, staircases, doors and windows.
While Alphacam CAD/CAM software plays a part in the design and production process for around 95 per cent of their jobs, CNC programmer Mark Greening says it really comes into its own on 5-axis staircase work.
“Even straightforward staircases can be quite complex on the CNC machine, but the bigger and more complex-shaped ones with features such as curves, tangents and scrolls, would be almost impossible without Alphacam”
Haynes Guitars Manufacturer | Alphacam Success Story
Alphacam software was instrumental in helping a cabinet maker turn his passion into his living. Neil Haynes has been making guitars as a hobby, entirely by hand, for 25 years; and established Haynes Guitars around two years ago to combine his love for music with woodworking.
New Automation Manager Proving especially useful | 2016 R1 Customer Success
Established in 1983, Leckey is a globally recognised pioneer in the research, design and development of clinically focussed, posturally supportive products. With around 60,000 components on their MRP system for assembling 4,000 individual products in over 30 lines of mobility, standing, sitting and sleeping aids
“We’re constantly developing our range of products, and Alphacam gives us the ability to control our own designs and manufacture them in-house for prototyping and testing,” says Engineering Manager Wesley Henderson.
EMP Furniture Manufacturers | Alphacam Customer Success
EMP Furniture Manufacturers LTD specialists in the manufacture and installation of bespoke furniture for the Irish residential and commercial markets. Using Alphacam for their production and cnc needs on a Comac 4-axis machine.
“Alphacam is a crucial part of our business not only is it allowing us to save materials giving cost savings, we are also under taking projects which we would otherwise be unable to do”
P&T Precision Engineering uses Alphacam for high quality precision parts
P&T Engineering providing services such as cnc milling, cnc turning, surface and plough grinding, fabrication and design. Using XYZ milling machines, Dugard milling machines, Bridgeport milling machines and Harrison cnc lathe all programmed with Alphacam.
“Alphacam enables us to get a component, program it really quickly, turn the part around and get it to our customers”
Keim Lumber & Alphacam
Keim Lumber, a hardware store in Amish Country, a 4th generation family owned business describe how Alphacam has benefited their business in a short amount of time.
Keim Lumber started in 1911 as a rough lumber mill with just 4 employees. Today, Keim Lumber consists of a 50 acre complex with over 700,000 square feet of retail, office, warehouse, and millwork production space.
Alphacam is the leading CAD/CAM solution for the wood industry, offering design and manufacturing functionality for simple routed parts up to complex 5-axis work.
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Glenn Wood (Tullamore) uses Alphacam for high profile projects
Alphacam is used to program a state-of-the-art CNC machines for a number of high profile projects including a structure at Dublin airport and the new Aviva stadium.
Forestry Commission Scotland use Alphacam for sign manufacture
Forestry Commission Scotland use Alphacam to manufacture all of their signs and picnic furniture for the public forests. Ease-of-use and product stability ensures the CNC machines are constantly running.