“Sandvik is assuming a leading role in the digital transformation of tooling with the introduction of TDM Cloud Line,” says Hugo Nordell, Director Digital Solutions, Sandvik Machining Solutions. “The TDM cloud solution enables customers to accelerate their engineering process, simulate the use of various tools and securely plan production on the basis of comprehensive, precise tool data. TDM Systems is our systems partner because of its many years of experience with Tool Data Management and it is able to provide users with a fully mature solution.”
TDM Cloud Line is based on TDM 2017 Global Line, the fully modernized TDM solution launched in spring. The key advantage of this cloud solution is that users can download and manage data from thousands of tools without having to purchase them. The solution can test alternative tools during the product design process and select the optimum tool for the specific design. At present, users have only data from tool manufacturers available to them, which can vary both in quality and depth. Data from the TDM cloud is available anywhere and is ready for immediate usage in the virtual cutting process.
“The digital development process often still fails as a result of data gaps and media breaks in the tool area,” explains Peter Schneck, CEO of TDM Systems. “The quality and availability of tool data are crucial to the success of metal-processing companies. Our cloud-based solution marks the start of the digital transformation for users. We regard ourselves as drivers of digitization for all of Tool Lifecycle Management – from selection to recycling.”
Sandvik Machining Solutions and TDM Systems offer an innovative solution that takes Tool Lifecycle Management to the next dimension. TDM Cloud Line offers numerous advantages:
- Easy set-up of your own Tool Database
- Optimally prepared, tested and comprehensive tool data for immediate, intuitive use
- Provisioning of correct CAM data
- Manufacturer-independent tool assembly
- Statistical evaluation
- Clearly structured and individually configurable user interface
- Cloud-based solution available at any time in any location
TDM Cloud Line was first presented at EMO 2017. Pilot customers will test the software this autumn.