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Tool data as a digital resource for Industrie 4.0

Our competence forms the pillars of our success: Cutting edge software development, one-of-a-kind knowledge of all aspects of tool data and graphics as well as functional integration into the typical system landscapes of manufacturing companies.

Cutting edge software development

Since the day when the idea for digital tool management was born (1987), TDM software has been de-veloped in-house in Tübingen. Today, multiple development teams with various qualifications are developing software for comprehensive Tool Lifecycle Management. The teams are comprised of senior TDM software developers with years of experience, colleagues working in the field and young computer scientists with the latest IT knowledge. We also benefit from the know-how of international development partners. State-of-the-art development methods and cycles as well as strict quality assurance are what make our software expertise unique. We are proud of the Microsoft Gold certification of our development teams.

Digital tool data and 2D/3D graphics

These were the focus of TDM development from the beginning and they remain important factors in metal cutting today in the age of Industrie 4.0. We know which tool data is important for each process in the company and which tool data and graphic requirements networked systems such as ERP/PLM/CAM, crib and machine have. Our system is designed to meet these requirements. In collaboration with TDM users, TDM Systems has developed its own classification of the tools according to class and group. This classification is compatible with international classifications such as GTC/DIN/ISO13399. We are the first software company to focus on providing 3D tool data for planning and simulation systems and we offer technically mature solutions.

Software integration as the basis of data exchange

TDM Systems employs a strategy of openness so that all relevant processes are digitally networked and TDM-software can be integrated into virtually any system environment. Therefore, we offer a wide variety of interfaces to other systems in production-related areas. The flow of data back from the shopfloor or the machine to TDM is also used for consistent improvement of planning processes and production results.


Microsoft Gold Certification

TDM Systems has been a Microsoft Gold partner since the end of 2015 and therefore has know-how available of the Microsoft standards and technologies used worldwide. This certification forms a cornerstone of TDM's development know how and reaffirms the company's leading position in software development. Our development team is up-to-date on the latest Microsoft standards, thanks to the Gold certification. Newly acquired knowledge is put to use daily in further developing TDM software.

ISO 9001 certification for software companies

We hold ISO 9001 certification for the following services:
Development and delivery of software solutions for Tool Lifecycle Management, including:

  • Analysis of needs, consultancy and sales
  • Installation, training, consultancy and project management as well as
  • services for tool data creation

    Energy audit according to DIN EN 16247 (Part 1)

    The expert execution of the energy audit confirms that TDM Systems GmbH deals with the issue of efficient energy use in a contemporary manner.