MachiningCloud Partners with the US Department of Defense to develop the Army's Smart Machining Solution (SMS)


April 11, 2017 - MachiningCloud, product data provider for cutting tools, CNC machines and workholding, is proud to announce its partnership with the US Army Research and Development Commands Armament, Research, Design and Engineering Center (ARDEC) and its industrial partners to develop The Smart Machining Solution (SMS). The problem with most manufacturing and machining facilities is the ability for CNC programmers and machinists to keep up with advances in tooling and production processes. Production engineers utilize outdated vendor catalogs or on-the-job experience for selection of cutting tools, cutting parameters and machining processes. These practices are time-consuming and ultimately lead to suboptimal production plans.

About the Smart Machining Solution (SMS) The development and demonstration of a Network Enabled Manufacturing (NEM) Digital Manufacturing Consultant (DMC) solution for the optimization of subtractive manufacturing processes. SMS will provide a foundation for the streamlined resolution of weapon system manufacturability, inspectability and sustainability across its lifecycle. The solution will also improve the fidelity of information, the capture of manufacturing knowledge, and will enable the long term archival of product data. All of these benefits lead to improving performance in terms of cost, schedule and quality.

About MachiningCloud MachiningCloud is dedicated to leading a digital shift within the discrete manufacturing industry to deliver a new level of operational efficiency. Cloud-based applications, resources, services, knowledge, and digital product data from the world's leading manufacturers of cutting tools, machine tools, workholding and specialty products are providing efficiency improvements by facilitating the flow of data to and from today's data intensive shop-floor. For cutting tool manufacturer's and their customers, the MachiningCloud app is an Industry 4.0 solution delivering up-to-date cutting tool manufacturers' product knowledge and data, fast-tracking cutting tool selection, CNC programming, simulation and shop floor operations. By providing data from the world's leading suppliers, MachiningCloud eliminates the hassles of searching through printed catalogs, telephone calls and multiple websites to find optimal tooling, while also removing the burden of manually typing tooling data into CAD/CAM software. For more information about MachiningCloud, Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 solutions, please visit www.machiningcloud.com.