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    Default Sandvik buys Vericut

    It seems more action has been taken in the CAM simulation/verfication world. I just read that Sandvik has bought CGTech, the developers of Vericut. Short on the heels of the Autodesk/Camplete merger.

    Sandvik to acquire software company CGTech — Sandvik Group

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    That's interesting. Does Sandvik have any other CAM holdings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milland View Post
    That's interesting. Does Sandvik have any other CAM holdings?
    They have some specialised tools of their own (gear milling stuff), but otherwise not that I know of.

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    Great! You thought vericut was expensive before...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1974 View Post
    Great! You thought vericut was expensive before...?
    Yeah, but at least it won't morph into Fusion to die in a slow roasting fire!

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    Now they have to buy Hypermill and SolidCam and integrate them to one system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LockNut View Post
    It seems more action has been taken in the CAM simulation/verfication world. I just read that Sandvik has bought CGTech, the developers of Vericut. Short on the heels of the Autodesk/Camplete merger.

    Sandvik to acquire software company CGTech — Sandvik Group
    Sounds like they wanted to head off AutoDesk "at the pass" - so to speak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milland View Post
    That's interesting. Does Sandvik have any other CAM holdings?
    Yes - they have this CNC Programming Software for Simple Parts – Prism | Sandvik

    What's next - them buying Mastercam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbter View Post
    Yes - they have this CNC Programming Software for Simple Parts – Prism | Sandvik

    What's next - them buying Mastercam?
    at that price I think they may struggle selling it.


    $149/month per machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csharp View Post

    $149/month per machine.
    Holy Crap!
    How does that even work?
    You pay based on each post?
    Do they come out to count the # of machines?

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    I think it could be good if done right.
    Two different knowledge bases here that if merged well?
    For sure the best cutting tool info is from one source and the CAM side from the other is also no slouch.
    This marriage has been so missing in the Cad/Cam and tooling world.
    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbter View Post
    What's next - them buying Mastercam?
    Better them than autodicks!

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    I can't imagine Sandvik going this route without a plan, and I'd think it does include a proper "mid-high" end CAM platform. So who's it going to be? Home brew, or bought?

    For them to shoot for a low price point leading to a broad customer base, coupled with really integrated tool data and collision and cut modeling? Potential game-changer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarbideBob View Post
    I think it could be good if done right.
    Two different knowledge bases here that if merged well?
    For sure the best cutting tool info is from one source and the CAM side from the other is also no slouch.
    This marriage has been so missing in the Cad/Cam and tooling world.
    Bob
    Sandvik have been pushing that front for nearly a decade now with ISO 13399. It's only in the last few years that others have started adopting it too, but it's gaining traction.

    On the CAM side I know that at least NX, Surfcam, Gibbscam can import ISO13399 tool libraries directly, and you can go to Sandvik's website and download their entire tool collection as a ISO13399 library for that purpose...

    ISO 13399 - Wikipedia

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    Wow I really hope they don't change a thing, always been happy with vericut and their support quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DouglasJRizzo View Post
    Sounds like they wanted to head off AutoDesk "at the pass" - so to speak.
    Head them off at the pass? I hate that cliche` ~ Hedley Lamarr

    We'll head them off at the pass - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregormarwick View Post
    Sandvik have been pushing that front for nearly a decade now with ISO 13399. It's only in the last few years that others have started adopting it too, but it's gaining traction.

    On the CAM side I know that at least NX, Surfcam, Gibbscam can import ISO13399 tool libraries directly, and you can go to Sandvik's website and download their entire tool collection as a ISO13399 library for that purpose...

    ISO 13399 - Wikipedia

    That's great if you only buy Sandviks tools and holders, but what about the others you might have around? I *think* they are supposed have some kind of standard (but am not sure)? IE all toolholder companies that make a 1/2 side lock with a 1 3/4" projection actually measure 1 3/4" across the board, within say .01" or so. Doesn't seem like .010" would be hard to hit for that feature.

    I think Mastercam is pretty easy to select/make toolholders in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1974 View Post
    That's great if you only buy Sandviks tools and holders, but what about the others you might have around? I *think* they are supposed have some kind of standard (but am not sure)? IE all toolholder companies that make a 1/2 side lock with a 1 3/4" projection actually measure 1 3/4" across the board, within say .01" or so. Doesn't seem like .010" would be hard to hit for that feature.

    I think Mastercam is pretty easy to select/make toolholders in.
    Like I said, Sandvik are not the only ones using it...

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    It's been around since 1988, privately owned and self financed.
    Owners and founders probably ready to retire and Sandvik made the best offer.

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    Question is why were 2 top gcode verificaiton softwares up for sale at the same time? ...you can't tell me this Vericut deal was put together in the last 2 weeks since the AD annoucement.

    Did AD get word on Sandvik making this play and wanted to jump in first?
    Is Sandvik making a push at ADs attempt to control CAM?

    This can't be the only software acquisition for Sandvik here. There must be something else coming, specifically in CAM.

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