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HELITEC: leader in contract CNC programming with over 3,000 parts programmed
How does your service work? Each customer is unique to their processes. We discuss the process (i.e. number of operations, how close to rough, toolpath strategy, feeds and speed…). Once we have an understanding of the process we work with you on pricing. We need a manufacturing engineer from your team assigned to a programmer at HELITEC. Programs will be delivered complete or in process as required. Our goal is to make our programs and shop documentation look like it was programmed by you. How do I know that the programs you produce will be right? We are Boeing Digital Production Definition compliant which is a check list to prevent producing bad parts. In that check list is a requirement to verify all programs using VERICUT. CGTech VERICUT software is used to simulate CNC machining in order to detect errors, potential collisions, or areas of inefficiency. VERICUT enables NC programmers to correct errors before the program is ever loaded on the CNC machine, thereby eliminating manual prove-outs. How much do you charge? We quote a fixed price based on the complexity of the part. Most customers contact us during their quoting process and add ours on to theirs. When the quote is accepted we both win. In some cases we will work time and material which is again based on the complexity of the part. How do I know my data will be kept safe and confidential? We are Boeing Digital Production Definition compliant which contains strict guide lines for keeping data and intellectual property safe and confidential. We use a secure FTP server to proceed with data exchange. What machining facilities do you have? We have one four axis desktop router with tool changer, tool probe and spindle probe. We also have 3D printers to create custom fixtures. Can you program for my particular machine tool? We have been in business for over 10 years and have worked with many unique machines. We purchase proven posts from reliable sources or create our own for your control. We develop the post processors in-house which gives us great control to provide you with the code that will run your machine. We can use your machine definition and post processor if you also have a Mastercam or TopSolid license. What types of industries and companies do you work for? Most of our customers are in the aerospace and defense industry machining 5-axis parts. We are not limited to these as we also have medical, mold, tool and die and motorsport customers. Our customers range from small to large. All are valued and get the best quality programming we provide. Who will be responsible for my project? The project will be assigned to a lead programmer who will be responsible for all programming. A number of programmers may be required to meet the schedule but all efforts will flow through the lead programmer for conformity. Do you provide on-site support? Yes, it’s the best way to understand your machine centers and processes. It’s also nice to match a voice to a face. We program from our office where we have the resources and software to be the most productive. Do you provide shop floor documentation for each job? Documentation is required for set up and tool requirements and is part of the programming package. We thrive to make the documentation look like it was created by you to avoid operator confusion. The documentation includes but not limited to a setup sheet and tool list. We also provide a video of the tool motion via Vericut Reviewer. Vericut Reviewer is a free software package provided by CGTech. What software do you use? We create the NC programs in Mastercam and TopSolid. The programs are then verified for collision detection, excess stock and gouging using CGTech’s VERICUT. We use your VERICUT machine and control to detect over travel and machine component interference. If you don’t have VERICUT we create a machine and control for your machine. What information do I need to provide you with? In most cases we need a 3D model, print, machine information and a manufacturing engineer contact. As our relationship develops we tend to be less dependent as we understand your methods and machines.