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Performance Motion reduces cycle times, improves part quality, and expands capabilities with WorkNC

Performance Motion reduces cycle times, improves part quality, and expands capabilities with WorkNC.

Performance Motion produces high-quality shop-floor components while continuously expanding its capabilities.

Based in Xenia, Ohio, the company makes motion-controlled products for CNC equipment — specifically touch-probes, rotary tables and 3D printers — and the software needed to program it.

When the company acquired a new 5-axis Hurco mill to increase efficiency and expand capabilities, it also needed new CAM software to drive it. After researching his options, Co-owner and Plant Manager Vic Hartings tried the WorkNC CAM solution by Vero Software

“All of the benefits the software were seen on my 3-axis machines. Older 3-axis parts were reprogramd in WorkNC, and we saw results in time savings and in the quality of the parts. It was like we had a new machine.”

Vic Hartings, Co-owner and Plant Manager

“I had no formal training on WorkNC, but in a couple of days I was making 5-axis parts,” Hartings says.

The benefits of the CAM implementation also extended to the company’s 3-axis machinery. “Older 3-axis parts were reprogramd in WorkNC, and we saw results in time savings and in the quality of the parts. It was like we had a new machine.”

“The quality of the part is twice as good as it used to be,” Hartings adds. “Dimensionally, everything is a lot better. I have better quality and better cycle times that are, in some cases, a third to half of what they used to be.”

Hartings stresses that, while WorkNC is easy to use, it has also empowered him to make parts that he was unable to make before its implementation.

“It’s software that’s really easy to use, but allows you to machine more complex parts,” he says. “It’s also quick. What would take five or six hours to program before takes maybe an hour. Time that would have been spent programming can now be spent on other things.”

While Performance Motion has never manufactured molds from which it could produce its own parts, the addition of WorkNC stands to change the game for Hartings and his team. In fact, the company is gearing up to release its first molded part.

 

About the Company

Name : Performance Motion

Business : Production of high-quality shop-floor components

Web : www.performancemotion.com

 

Benefits Achieved

  • Significant time savings and improvement in part quality
  • Maximization of existing 3-axis machines and new 5-axis machine
  • Expansion of capabilities to include mold production
 

Comments

“All of the benefits the software were seen on my 3-axis machines. Older 3-axis parts were reprogramd in WorkNC, and we saw results in time savings and in the quality of the parts. It was like we had a new machine.”

Vic Hartings, Co-owner and Plant Manager

 

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