Seamlessly access more quality cutting tools from within Fusion 360 using the new Dormer Pramet Tool Library add-in!
Machine shops and manufacturing departments spend hours browsing tooling libraries, face delays due to mistakes with out-of-date tooling data and have difficulties deciphering data when selecting the appropriate cutting tool for the job.
Dormer Pramet has partnered with Autodesk Fusion 360 to simplify cutting tool selection and eliminate these challenges.
With the new, free to access Dormer Pramet add-in for Fusion 360 subscribers, searching and selecting an appropriate cutting tool is even more simple and reliable. The Dormer Pramet add-in allows a user to choose from the most popular Dormer and Pramet branded cutting tools within the Dormer Pramet portfolio and input them straight into their Fusion 360 toolpaths.
Products will continue to be added to the expanding assortment to ensure users have access to the cutting tools they need for their applications.
The Dormer Pramet Tool Library add-in is available in the Fusion 360 app store, making it easy to access cutting tool data alongside programming CAM operations.
The Dormer Pramet and Autodesk Fusion 360 partnership is focused on long-term success for end users, with both companies working together to develop a more capable, integrated add-in for Fusion 360 subscribers.
Users currently have access to the most popular Dormer and Pramet branded cutting tools manufactured by Dormer Pramet. Future options and additional cutting tools will continue to be included to elevate the user experience.
The add-in, which is free for Fusion 360 subscribers, generates toolpaths and NC code to drive CNC machinery in industries such as automotive, energy, aerospace and general engineering applications. It allows users to access and choose a Dormer Pramet tool which automatically appears in Fusion 360, without the need for time-consuming manual entry.
This helps reduce the likelihood of mistakes, resulting in better machining outcomes, including improved surface finish, faster cycle times, and better tool life.
“The Dormer Pramet library will add a lot of value to the Fusion 360 user base. Our manufacturing customers can now quickly and easily integrate numerous Dormer Pramet tool data, helping to severely decrease time spent identifying an appropriate available tool from their catalogue,” said Graham Goodier, Strategic Partnerships Manager at Autodesk.
“Dormer Pramet is very engaged in how they can make accessing their products easier, and more informative for Fusion 360 users. They are a fantastic partner and asset to Autodesk’s open ecosystem, enabling Fusion 360 users to focus more on their engineering work that benefits their business and customer base.”
3 primary business benefits
Decrease programming time
Increased availability of cutting tool data
More confidence in tooling data accuracy
Andrew Hunter, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing at Dormer Pramet, added: “We are focused on delivering simply reliable cutting tools to users and Fusion 360 connects the entire product development process into a single platform. This partnership offers an easy, quick, and seamless cutting tool selection experience. It speaks loudly about how much we care for industry and improving the productivity of our users, from design to output.”
The Dormer Pramet add-in in action
Thomas Berrill, Field Sales Manager at Dormer Pramet, recently put the new add-in to the test. Here, he explains how the add-in works and how it can help customers manufacture a specific component.
“Here at Dormer Pramet, we are always striving for innovative ways to connect and support our end users in more interactive ways, it’s one of the reasons that Autodesk Fusion 360 was so attractive to us.
“The add-in allows us to share our tooling database for all to access, with safe starting data to give the user the confidence to begin cutting metal as quickly as possible. The Cloud-Based functionality within Fusion 360 allows us to share best practices, help with demanding problem applications and provide support in real time when our customers’ need us the most.”
Check out the video below to learn more:
Download the add-in for Windows and Mac from the Autodesk app store or speak with a member of the Dormer Pramet team to find out more.