Combining the power of ESPRIT CAM software and Tsugami/Rem Sales LLC’s Swiss-style machines has been a boon for MacKay Manufacturing Inc., reducing the time the company takes to machine complex parts.
Featured in the August 2019 issue of Cutting Tool Engineering, MacKay Manufacturing began using Esprit in early 2010 on a Mori Seiki machine and now runs five seats of the CAM software to generate code for multiple machines, including the Tsugami lathes.
“Esprit solved an issue common to many shops: How can we get a better, more efficient program to the production floor and do it before the job is ready to start?” Compton said. “We are now able to preprogram the parts before they are scheduled to go into the machine. This has proved to be far more productive than programming the job at the machine, which takes up valuable time that could be used to manufacture parts. Now we have the tools staged and setup sheets created before the job is scheduled to run. We just have to load the code, set the tools and go.”