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A Revolution in Automated Stone Fabrication
If you are using CNC tools for stone fabrication and cutting you understand the importance of setting up your CNC profiling tools accurately to ensure perfect results time after time. OPTIMO is a service designed to not only ensure your CNC profiling tools are measured with unrivalled accuracy but also means you can:
- Increase the speed of your CNC machines to run up to 9m a minute
- Increase the speed of your stone tooling by up to 30%
- Reduce CNC machine set up (and reduce downtime) from 4 hours to 15 minutes
- Increase the lifespan of your stone tooling by 20%
- Create a high-quality polish faster than ever across a range of stone types
- Increase efficiencies away from the machine, significantly reducing hand finishing
- Release the full potential of your CNC machinery
If you work closely with CNC tools, either as a CNC operator or CNC engineer then OPTIMO can save you time and improve accuracy for your tool setup. If you operate CNC machines find out how OPTIMO can help you today.
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How OPTIMO can improve your CNC machine tooling
CNC Tool Downtime:
Setting up profile tooling on a CNC is a laborious process that can take from two to eight hours for a CNC operator, costing time and money
Eliminate set-up time and focus on stone fabrication as human error is almost gone. Simply copy a set of measurements into the CNC operating system, no more tools are accidentally damaged during set-up.
CNC Machine Speed:
CNC tools can be a bottleneck for the wider stone fabrication process, causing issues and delays. Costing you time and money.
Due to the accuracy of the OPTIMO system, CNC tooling can be set-up and run faster than ever before. The tools can now perform the way it was intended by the manufacturer by taking off the correct amount of stock.
Quality of Stone Finish:
Time is wasted by CNC tool operators, running multiple passes. OPTIMO ensures CNC engineers get the right cut and finish first time, everytime.
Promoting a right-first-time culture and ensuring time is not wasted. A more accurate CNC tool set-up allows for a better finish; this can reduce the amount of time required to complete work.
CNC Tool Life:
OPTIMO helps extend the life of your tools by minimising strain with fewer passes and improving CNC tool maintenance. Saving you money in the long-run.
With the accuracy of OPTIMO the tooling now only works has hard as it needs to with minimal fuss. Therefore, the life of your CNC tools is extended, and lifespan is improved and exceeded every time.
All Profiles, All Machines
If you are using CNC machines for your stone fabrication needs, production time can be wasted on complicated setup and measurement.
OPTIMO allows for any profile to be setup in the same way, meaning that your CNC operators don’t have to waste production time on complex machine setup each time. You can programme OPTIMO to set-up your CNC tools quickly and easily with minimal fuss. Giving you a high, quality, consistent experience time after time.
How does OPTIMO work?
Simply tell us the shape you need setting up, send us the required amount of tool holders and we do the rest
Measuring takes place at Stonegate Precision Tooling using the Main Axis Zares system.
We securely package and send the tools back to you with the measurements needed for the tools to perform.
Once you receive the tools, install them into the machine with the new measurements and you are ready to go.
What do we offer?
One-time set up:
OPTIMO allows for any profile to be set up in the same way which means no more having to waste precious production time on complex set ups.
An in-depth collaboration to improve your business efficiencies. We investigate the systems within production at your request and ensure that you are running at optimum capacity. Armed with the knowledge of countless machines, tools, processes, and experience within the industry we can advise on any aspect of fabrication. An initial analysis to understand your needs in the CNC department means we provide just the right amount of tooling for you at a cost that is spread over a 12 to 24-month period.
We will provide tools set up ready to run and allocate a charge per linear metre.
All our tools are made in Italy, so you can have peace of mind you are only receiving the highest quality products for your machines
I had my initial tool sets installed and checked by Duncan to ensure all the measurements are correct and in line with quality/performance expectations.
It literally took a fraction of the time that would be normally required to perform the same activity manually.
While working in a fast-paced environment with close deadlines, there is not much room for inaccuracy while setting tools manually (sophisticated profiles especially).
It is crucial to have tools calibrated accurately to maintain quality and maximum lifespan. Unfortunately, it can be extremely time consuming and may cause severe cost implications if not performed correctly.
OPTIMO and Duncan’s help allowed us to increase production volume and keep our customers satisfied with the highest quality of manufactured products.
All tools are calibrated with extreme precision and are ready to be used straight out of the box. The most hated part of the job now became the past. I can’t praise Duncan enough for his help and for making sure the tools are always delivered on time.
Because of OPTIMO we have taken out a whole process, halving our production time.
We are now doing double the work with the same machinery and number of people. The quality of the work is better, and our polishers / finishers carry out quality control themselves, which is a better use of their time as well.
We are also spending less time handling the stone and the finished work surfaces meaning we are also saving space in the workshop as less storage is now needed. Can take on extra roles and responsibilities, more jobs off the machines”
He's got those Ogees working amazingly and he really knows his stuff!
He helped me figure out some stuff on our Bavaloni, even though he hasn't used that machine before... he's a total credit to Stonegate"
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