IronCAD, a leading provider of design productivity solutions, today announced a successful collaboration between IronCAD and NCG CAM at Merrem Kunststoffen B.V. in the Netherlands. Offering a complete design through manufacturing program, Merrem is recognized as one of the most advanced supplier of technical plastics components for different sectors in West Europe including molds for automotive.
According to Merrem engineers, many integrated CAD/CAM packages are good at some things, but are weak when working with STEP geometry. Having standalone CAD that works well alongside their standalone CAM, gives Merrem a strong solution, as both products are focused in their own strengths. Using IronCAD and NCG CAM, Merrem produces molds for: Wheel house liners, Engine compartments, Luggage compartments, Roof liners and Poultry farming machinery.
Merrem found that IronCAD operates very well as a complementary offering to NCG CAM. They initially purchased IronCAD to import and repair imprecise STEP files received from their customers. IronCAD is able to automatically recover imprecise geometry files using integrated healing tools. Merrem found that this capability is especially useful with CATIA and STEP files and the repaired geometry can be read into the NCG CAM swiftly with no problems. IronCAD can also import DXF and DWG files and subsequently export a STEP file for downstream consumption. This powerful IronCAD capability offers abilities that Merrem has not been able to accomplish with any other software.
Since using IronCAD and NCG CAM, Merrem Kunststoffen has realized the following benefits:
- Using IronCAD, they can now manufacture more complex products that were not possible before. This increase in capacity has allowed them to rapidly expand their business.
- Parts can be created and machined much faster utilizing IronCAD. Jobs that used to take hours, now take just minutes.
- Merrem has continued their success by expanding their business further into Germany, Estonia and Latvia.
“For programming our CNC machines, we use NCG CAM in combination with IronCAD. Using IronCAD and NCG CAM makes the programming of our products a lot faster and much easier. We are very pleased with the IronCAD/NCG CAM combination.” Says Ramon Leonhardt – Merrem Kunststoffen B.V.
Cary O’Connor, Vice President of IronCAD agreed, “We have many customers around the world using IronCAD in collaboration with CAD, CAM and CAE packages. Merrem have shown that a successful integration of two highly productive software systems can reap enormous benefit.”
Based in Atlanta, GA, IronCAD is a leading provider of 3D Design Productivity Solutions that deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction and productivity. Individual components of this solution can be used standalone, complementary within an existing design environment, or can be used together to collaborate effectively throughout the enterprise to extend productivity. Its flagship product IronCAD has won many industry awards for its innovative technology and leads the industry in its ease of use and design productivity. IronCAD products are being used successfully by thousands of customers worldwide. For more information on IronCAD, call 1-800-339-7304 or visit www.ironcad.com.
About Merrem Kunststoffen B.V.
Established in Dinxperlo, Netherlands in 2006, Merrem Kunststoffen B.V. is a supplier of technical plastic semi-finished components for different sectors including automotive and machine builders. Merrem Kunststoffen B.V. is a part of the Merrem Kunststoffen Group who is a leading supplier of plastic components and technical rubber parts.