"My name is Tobias Wankmüller of Wankmüller Precision Engineering GmbH. We are now in the third generation manufacturing for the hydraulic industry. We do hydraulic valves and high precision servo valves, with a lot of grinding, but over the years we have expanded our business into CNC milling, 5 - axis milling and turning.
SolidCAM has over the years allowed us to come to a completely new level and we are now also programming lathes with driven tools and Y-axes. We now program and manufacture parts you really cannot program with the machine’s own controller unit."
Frederic (Freddy) Stantscheff:
If you run internal benchmarks and you exactly know how the part was running before, for example that it used to run five minutes – and you simply edit some jobs with iMachining, simulate it and you watch the simulation: One minute? And you think, "Well, well OK, that almost can’t be true!" But after putting it straight to the machine, you realize that the simulation is pretty accurate and instead of five minutes, the part actually runs in only one minute.
"As I said, we do all our work - milling, turning, drilling - we make everything with SolidCAM. This works perfectly, also their support, Post-Processor customizations are easy, there are absolutely no issues.
What´s really good is the open structure of the Post-Processor. We are able to change a few things ourselves without an application engineer - this is a real advantage over other systems."
"On almost every part you have operations that can be programmed with iMachining very easily and quickly. Above all, iMachining 3D is amazing - with just one click or very few inputs, I can do a complete rough contour or the rough machining of the part."
Yes - I really do not know what the future will bring or what could come! I cannot imagine there is something to top this!"