Atlas profits from reengineering
The tool and die market has been changing, and Atlas Tool -- with help from Tebis technology -- has found a way to profit from it.
Atlas Tool Inc. (Roseville, MI) is not your typical stamping shop. In addition to innovative programs for tooling and part production for all types of stamped sheet metal parts, they’ve gained a name for themselves as leading stamping die experts, with advanced die build, repair, and reengineering capabilities. In recent years that last category -- die reengineering, essentially recreating the die, or its CAD data -- has been growing in importance.
Michael Thiessen, Tebis Sales Manager, West Coast, for software provider Tebis America, Inc., (Troy, MI) has watched this change take place and explains the reason for its growth. “The North American tool & die landscape has been changing, with die shops making fewer new builds because so many large customers have chosen to cut costs by having their dies built overseas.” That, however, doesn’t mean there’s a shortage of work.
“The demand for reengineering is greatly increased due to the fact that tools returning from overseas very often are missing engineering changes that have been requested. In other instances, changes may have been made in the building process -- changes that may, in fact, be beneficial but are not reflected in the documentation. Also, there may be quality issues that need to be addressed. In situations like these, shops use sophisticated tools to evaluate the current state of the tool and identify the necessary modifications in order to complete the work.”
Time savings! Tebis is the winner when it comes to generating quality surfaces. Tebis BREP is at least 85% faster than our old method.
Reverse Engineering: Scan data converts into a high-quality surface that enables engineers to make changes.
- Can repair, refurbish, and recreate dies with BREP software
- Tebis BREP software is 85% faster than old method
- Allows company to build spare dies in case of emergencies
Atlas Tool Inc.
Roseville, MI, United States