Online configuration system for cutting tools
Dover, Ohio – Allied Machine & Engineering, a leading manufacturer of holemaking and finishing tooling systems, announces the launch of the Wohlhaupter Tool-Architect software. Tool-Architect is a configurator for modular system tools that allows customers to virtually build customized tools online using Wohlhaupter parts, now part of Allied’s solutions for holemaking and finishing challenges.
This program is an online based simulator that puts the entire Wohlhaupter inventory at the customer’s fingertips. It provides a digital bank of every individual part that Wohlhaupter manufactures in either inch or metric measurements. The user can search this bank through various criteria to find the parts they need to build the custom tool they are imagining.
Once a part is selected, the customer follows a series of user-friendly prompts to select more parts and finish building their tool. Throughout the process the user can monitor the size of their custom tool and ensure that what they build matches their real-life specifications. Once a complete piece is virtually assembled, the program will render the tool in either a 2D or 3D drawing for the customer to view on the computer screen. Each project can be either saved for later adjustment, or sent through a shopping cart option to Wohlhaupter engineers for an estimated price.
By designing custom tools with Tool-Architect, the customer saves the time it would normally take to send desired specifications to a company engineer for design. Rather than wait up to a week to find out if the desired tool can be created as designed, the user can immediately check if their project needs adjustment in order to be manufactured. Tool-Architect streamlines the entire process of designing, quoting, manufacturing, and shipping custom modular system tools.
Once the user creates a free online account, they are free to use Tool-Architect at any time. The program requires a WebGL capable browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Internet Explorer 11.
About Allied Machine & Engineering Corp.
Allied Machine & Engineering Corp. is a leading manufacturer of holemaking and finishing tooling systems. Allied devotes its advanced engineering and manufacturing capabilities to creating the widest selection of value-added tooling available to metal-cutting industries around the world. Our tooling solutions deliver the lowest cost-per-hole in a wide range of drilling, boring, reaming, threading, and burnishing applications.
Located in Dover, Ohio, Allied’s precision holemaking technologies provide end users worldwide with the highest level of drill performance. Precision engineering and expert application support make Allied the first and best choice for solving complex metal-cutting challenges.
Wohlhaupter manufactures the widest range of precision boring tools and systems available in the marketplace. For more than 85 years, Wohlhaupter has been the consistent leader in technological innovations for improving precision boring operations. Industry firsts include the original UPA facing and boring head, MultiBore component tooling system, self-balancing tools, tough aluminum alloy tool bodies, and tools with digital readout tool setting. Highly trained Wohlhaupter application engineers are available to assess specific boring needs and provide cost-effective solutions for the most complex and demanding boring operations.
Source: Allied Machine & Engineering Corp.