Ease of Use Based in Vista, CA, Killion Industries uses CIM-Tech’s software for the manufacture of its product lines, including supermarket checkouts and specialty department product merchandising fixtures.
According to the company, the ease of use of the Router-CIM Automation Suite has eliminated its need for a formal CAM engineer and allows the design engineer’s time to be spent in product development, rather than in programming the machines.
Killion also recently purchased CIMTech’s Solid-CIM 3D, solving a major problem in Killion’s push to use solid modeling in its designs. Solid-CIM 3D utilizes Automatic Feature Recognition that works directly on 3D solids and 3D solid assemblies to lay parts flat and identify required machining operations. It also creates programs for any CNC machine, complete with a cutlist of all parts, material usage reports, tooling consumption and cycle time estimates. This helps Killion create more accurate bids and increase efficiency, and the company says it is excited to move forward into the solid modeling arena.
CIM-Tech’s software has played a critical role early on in the development of Killion Industries’ operating practices, and has helped Killion Industries perform at a “best available technology” level ever since. cim-tech.com
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