Widia’s NOVO digital process planning system is continually being updated, with additional manufacturing methods
designed to streamline machine shop processes.
Available in the UK through Tamworth-based Industrial Tooling Corporation (ITC — www.itc-ltd.co.uk
), the NOVO technology can now supply a quick quote turnround on modified standards of solid drills.
Katie Richardson, NOVO director of programme management, said: “In minutes, NOVO can supply a quick quote on these drills; and we are continually adding new internal support systems that make finding the right tool even easier. Just tell us what you are looking for and NOVO can quickly quote it, along with the expected delivery.
“Moreover, we are always working to improve our search engine. We took the ranking function of the NOVO Advise system and applied it to our Product Search, enabling NOVO to rank hundreds of turning inserts by performance and value that fit customers’ specific tool-holders.
“Machine shops can now quickly choose the most effective tooling package based on performance, availability or price — or whatever parameters they choose.”
ITC says NOVO combines tens of thousands of tools with 90 years of process knowledge into a “powerful cloud-enabled digital knowledge stream that interfaces with CAM packages, pre-setters and a growing number of technology providers.
"Responding to user questions, NOVO defines machining sequences, selects and ranks the best tools, builds tool assemblies, downloads CAD graphic models for simulations and process planning and also obtains application parameters — including speed and feed recommendations and inventory availability — in just minutes.
“Furthermore, tooling recommendations can be further optimised for a customer’s specific machines and conditions.”