July 6, 2017 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Jul. 6, 2017 – Allied Machine & Engineering, a manufacturer of holemaking and finishing tooling systems, has launched the Wohlhaupter Tool-Architect software, describing it as a configurator for modular system tools that allows customers to virtually build customized tools online using Wohlhaupter parts.
The program is an online-based simulator that puts the “entire Wohlhaupter inventory at the customer’s fingertips,” says the company. It provides a digital bank of every individual part that Wohlhaupter manufactures in either inch or metric measurements, and the user can search this bank to find the parts they need to build the custom tool they are imagining. Once a part is selected, the customer follows a series of prompts to select more parts and finish building their tool. Throughout the process, the user can monitor the size of their custom tool to check that what they build matches their real-life specifications. Once a complete piece is virtually assembled, the program will render the tool in either a 2D or 3D drawing for the customer to view on the computer screen. Each project can be either saved for later adjustment, or sent through a shopping cart option to Wohlhaupter engineers for an estimated price. The program requires a WebGL capable browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Internet Explorer 11.