GTMA suppliers of software products
and services for manufacturing supply
chains include many companies who are
world class and world reknowned.
From Delcam, the world's largest supplier
of computer-aided-manufacturing (CAM)
software and associated services, to smaller companies serving niche markets, GTMA
provides a one-stop source for software to
help companies at all levels of the supply
chains gain added value.
As well as systems and products to aid
shopfloor productivity, quality and profitability there
are also a range of business support software
systems to make planning
more efficient - packages such as job management and scheduling software
suppliers who will evaluate the software you
Virtually every manufacturing sector is covered
from aerospace and automotive to rail,
marine, energy and medical.
Many of the products are embedded in
manufacturing culture - from Delcam's
PowerMill, PowerMILL, ArtCAM,
FeatureCAM and PartMaker, which together
comprise the world's most comprehensive
collection of CAM systems from a single
developer, through to Edgecam, the market
leading CAM software solution for NC part
Edgecam, part of the Vero Software Group,
offers unparalleled ease of use and sophisticated toolpath and is claimed to be the only
CAM system you will need for milling, turning and mill-turn
machining. Return on
investment is crucial and Edgecam's
Workflow product to reduce programming
time is a market leader specifically designed
to reduce costs, improve quality and shorten lead times.
This focus on costs, quality and lead times
is common among the GTMA suppliers.
Indysoft, a specialist supplier of gauge
management, instrument calibration and
tool management software tools (recognised by many as the best 'commercially
available' enterprise-wide range of its kind)
stresses the very fast return on investment
on its website.
With over 20 years of continuous development and thousands of global licence sales,
it really understands industry needs - and
there is no restriction on what equipment
you can store, calibrate or service with its
software: Electrical, Force, Pressure,
Torque, Dimensional, Temperature etc.
Another global leader is CGTech, the developer of VERICUT,
the world's leading CNC
Simulation and Verification software product. VERICUT protects
machine tools against potentially disastrous
crashes and collisions and allows users to
create detailed software models of all types
of CNC Machine Tools to create a virtual
All types of CNC Machine Tools are
supported, including 5 axis Milling Machines
and Machining Centres and combination
Niche sector suppliers include Verisurf
Software, a dimensional metrology software
development company committed to delivering advanced computer-aided
reverse engineering and laser projection
Its software helps manufacturers produce
higher quality products in less time and at a
lower cost with automated model-based
processes that drive all measurement
The aerospace sector is one of many benefiting: Coast Composites uses Verisurf
Software and Laser Trackers to automate
the building of Airbus composite wing tools
within specified tolerances.
The software helps the tool builder quickly
determine tool surfaces that are within
specification or require additional benching.
The list of specialisations goes on with
another GTMA supplier providing computeraided engineering software
and services to
the metal forming and plastic injection
moulding industries which cost-effectively
offer the latest simulation technologies for
manufacturers and product designers.
The company delivers solutions for cost
estimating, part design feasibility and manufacturing simulation.
AT THE HEART SOFTWARE SUPPLIERS
WORLD CLASS SOFTWARE RESOURCE
SHOPFLOOR PRODUCTIVITY IS AT THE HEART
At the heart of... Manufacturing UK is a series which looks at
every product/service sector within the GTMA supply chain
resource. Here we look at software suppliers for the engineering sector and find companies with global credentials
and innovative solutions...
These are companies with decades of experience - in shop floor
systems and in systems that focus on helping management and
production departments better control resource asset management to maximise inventory control
and ensure a smooth running operation.
Photos courtesy, left to right, Delcam, Foregone
Solutions and CGTech - just three of the GTMA
software suppliers offering innovative systems that
help productivity and profitability.