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ModuleWorks and MAL Inc. extend partnership

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Dr. Yavuz Murtezaoglu, Founder and Managing Director of ModuleWorks, Julia Meyer Hendricks, Head of Business Development - Digital Manufacturing at ModuleWorks and Prof. Yusuf Altintas, Founder of MAL Inc. (from left to right) agree on the partnership. PHOTO courtesy ModuleWorks.

ModuleWorks, a supplier of software components for digital manufacturing, has extended its partnership with MAL Inc., a developer specializing in physics-based virtual machining and optimization solutions.

The extended partnership makes ModuleWorks exclusive reseller of MAL Inc’s AppsPro software library as well as the NPro plug-in for Siemens NX and the DELPro plug-in for Dassault Systèmes DELMIA. In addition, ModuleWorks will sell the jointly developed Machining Wizard that integrates machining physics and toolpath technology to assist engineers in selecting optimal cutting parameters for automated toolpath generation.

As Prof. Yusuf Altintas, Founder of Mal Inc. explained, “Even for seasoned CAM engineers, the task of selecting machining parameters to account for physical loads, vibrations and forces on the machine tool poses a challenge. The new Machining Wizard integrates our physics engine with the ModuleWorks toolpath kernel to bring CAM toolpaths closer to the real-world scenarios of actual machining and help engineers by automating and simplifying the selection process. We are excited by the reseller agreement which will bring this technology to a wider digital manufacturing audience.”

“Our technologies complement each other perfectly” said Dr. Yavuz Murtezaoglu, Founder and Managing Director of ModuleWorks. “The industry needs integrated, highly automated solutions that simplify workflows and raise productivity across the manufacturing chain. Integrating machining physics with toolpath technology takes us closer to this goal.”

AppsPro and its plug-in derivatives NPro and DELPro optimize the feeds for a toolpath that has already been calculated. The Machining Wizard, on the other hand, simulates physical forces such as torque, bearing load and vibrations to give engineers the information they need for selecting parameters like cutting depths, widths, speeds and feeds. It then uses these parameters in combination with a geometrical analysis of the workpiece to automatically generate a toolpath with optimized cutting parameters for each region of the part.

“For the first time, machining physics, geometrical analysis and toolpath algorithms work hand-in-hand to enable even novice CAM engineers to expertly program parts”, said Julia Meyer Hendricks, Head of Business Development – Digital Manufacturing at ModuleWorks. ”This exactly answers the skills-gap facing the industry”.

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