Our customers use MecSoft’s products in a variety of industries. Explore how our products can help you also by reading more about some of the innovative ways our products are being put to use.
VisualMILL in Small Business
At MecSoft we pride ourselves on making software that is easy to use. Our goal is for our software to not only be affordable enough for small business owners, but also user friendly enough to be learned quickly. For Max Emmer, we’ve achieved this goal. Max is an independent 3D designer and CNC operator located on the Jersey Shore; & yes you guessed it, he’s a VisualMILL user too!
Production ruled by design.
Bächer, Inc., a furniture and woodworking company based in Germany, uses MecSoft’s RhinoCAM in order to bring their customers’ design visions to life. With the extensive toolkit available to Bächer via RhinoCAM, they are able to control and manipulate their artists’ work to their specifications at any point in the production process.
Nothing is too difficult for RhinoCAM
Complex Consulting LLC of New Jersey, can handle any project involving CNC machining, casting, metal fabrication & custom woodworking. And all of this will not be possible without RhinoCAM. “We use RhinoCAM as a Swiss army tool” says Rainer M. Schmidt, CEO and chief designer & machinst …
Lakwewood Guitars in CAD/CAM/CNC Harmony
Well-known guitar maker Lakewood Guitars has been using the Rhinoceros/RhinoCAM CAD/CAM-System for building their world famous guitars for many years. RhinoCAM serves as a vital link within their production chain between design and production. Learn why their master luthier is firm upon the belief that, “We would not want to work without RhinoCAM anymore.”
Studio Furniture Goes High Tech
Studio Furniture is a design studio located in Chesterfield, New Jersey. They utilize VisualMILL to create elements in their furniture pieces such as mechanisms and carved decoration. Using VisualMILL in conjunction with Rhino 3D, they are just beginning to explore the realms of CAD/CAM integration.
Homes with class by VisualMill
Advanced Wood Design Mfg. Inc. is located in bucolic Cedarburg in mid-western Wisconsin. Surrounded by apple orchards that have been in operation for 75 years, it is located in a converted apple warehouse just minutes away from the historic downtown Cedarburg.
Elegance and RhinoCAM
Ilan Dei owner of Ilan Dei Studio, located in beautiful Venice Beach California. is an innovative and award-winning designer of furniture and home furnishings for residential and commercial use. He creates his own line of furniture, lighting and home designs and produces products for several national manufacturers.
Jammin’ with VisualMill
Todd Reith, a well known luthier builds only the best; his guitars are unique in design, uncompromising in detail and quality. The instruments are hand made with only the best tone woods, the best finishes, the best electronics and the best construction methods.
Still a Master Craftsman
Phill Pittman spent his entire life using his hands to create wood cravings, until a neck injury about twelve years ago limited his use of them. However, he didn’t let that stop him. Instead of crafting only with his hands, he became a digital craftsman, employing software and CNC machines at his company in Garland, Texas called Masterwerkes.
VisualMILL does mandolins
VisualMILL’s extensive toolpath methods make it ideally suited for wood working applications. Learn how renowned Mandolin maker Michael Heiden uses VisualMill to create his masterpieces.
This Ain’t His Father’s Machine Shop
Tradition is a good thing. Tradition is what has kept a machine shop called Rosengrens family-owned for four generations. However, sometimes tradition has to take a back seat. That what occurred last year when current owner Soren Rosengren decided to take the Limhamn, Sweden-based ccompany that his great-grandfather founded in 1909, into the 21st century.
VisualMILL Goes Airborne: 007 Style!
At MecSoft Corporation, we love to see our products being used by all different types of businesses and individuals. We do our best to make our software as adaptable as possible. With this in mind, we love hearing about our CAM products being used by interesting and exciting companies. BD-Micro is one of those companies, and we couldn’t wait to team up with them to write this case study! BD-Micro Technologies, Inc. of Siletz, Oregon manufactures a specialty high performance, jet powered experimental aircraft kit. If you’ve seen Roger Moore as James Bond in the 1983 film, OctoPussy, then you may have an idea of what BD-Micro manufactures.
Seconds count on the Race Track
Proto Manufacturing, located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, is a manufacturer of short-run, high-precision, functional prototypes for the medical, electronics and motorsports industries. Proto Manufacturing machines parts from aluminum, steel, copper, brass, stainless steel, titanium, and most plastics. They also have experience with exotic materials including Ultem, Torlon, and tungsten alloys.
Souping up Race Cars in Brazil
For over 40 years, MetalMoro in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, has been producing competitive automotive racing cars and parts. In the last decade, MetalMoro’s Sport Prototipo MCR model race car has amassed an impressive list of victories in major championships, See how VisualMILL for SolidWorks helps up soup up their latest maodel, the Sport Prototipo MRX.
Native Machine Code
Grobner Fertigungs-GmbH produces prototypes and standard parts for the motorcycle and semiconductor industry. For the company’s owner, Andreas Grobner and his team, quality, precision and the constant improvement of the production processes are very important. Learn how he uses VisualMILL for SolidWorks to help him in this quest
The Heart of the Matter
Oscor Inc., of Palm Harbor Florida, designs, develops, manufactures and markets a variety of highly specialized implantable cardiac pacing leads, venous access systems and diagnostic catheters. Oscor is also leveraging its proprietary lead technologies and using VisualMILL & VisualTURN toward the development of new lead systems for a variety of cardiac and non-cardiac applications.
VisualMILL does helicopters!
Helicopters West Inc., of Provo Utah, uses VisualMILL for manufacturing specialty tooling for helicopter airframe and gas turbine engine maintenance and overhaul. See why the CEO of this company says: ” For the price and capabilities of the program, and with such great technical support; I almost feel like a thief!”
VisualMILL for SolidWorks takes flight
Cliff Honeycutt, CEO and owner of Key Lime Air, uses VisualMILL for SolidWorks to machine scale models of landing gears for F-18 jet aircrafts. Learn how he uses the 4th axis capabilities of the product to machine complex parts.
Shop Size Doesn’t Matter With VisualMILL Support
McKim Design and Fabrication has was founded by an engineer with 15 years of experience in the industry. After starting his own production company in 2006, Mark McKim has proven that it doesn’t take a big shop and a team of tech-experts to get effective returns on investment. All it takes is the right tool.
VisualMill in Aerospace & Defence
Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company is a global leader in energetic systems used in diverse market segments including; minefield and obstacle breaching, military demolition, vehicle protection, tactical weapons, and space & strategic systems.
VisualMILL continues the Hoffman tradition
Karl Hofmann GmbH & Company located in Bavaria near Munich, Germany has been in business for over 50 years and has been continuing the family tradition into its second generation. In the early 70′s, Mr. Hofman started out manufacturing automatic CAM controlled turning machines, which were used to produce rivets from coil. Today the company has over 20 employees with 11 CNC machines.
Stepping upto 3D with VisualMILL
Advanced Machine Tool (AMT) is a 35-year old company specializing in the development of motors for appliances. For years they had successfully used a pair of CAM programs, Mazak’s CAMWARE and ShopCAM from D. Broderick Software to handle their manufacturing needs, which at the time was 2D only.
Production Machining in VisualMILL
VisualMILL’s versatility makes is suited for almost any manufacturing applications. Read how world famous RockShox Corporation makes use of VisualMill in its production line to make complex production prototypes for mountain bikes like the one shown here.
The Kondo Terminator
It was a beautiful spring day in April of 2005. The sun was shining and there were a just a few cotton puff clouds in the azure sky. The humidity that I have come to expect in Tokyo was hardly perceptible and it almost felt like Southern California weather. A gentle breeze was wafting along the narrow streets of central Tokyo as we made our way towards the old quarters.
MasterCAM by day and VisualMILL by night
Larry Fultz, the owner of LK Fultz Consulting LLC, has been working with CAD/CAM systems since 1998 and has tried all the major programs on the market. He ultimately settled with VisualMILL CAM Software and has been using VisualMILL for nearly 6 years now and enjoys VisualMILL’s ease of use and streamlined menu structure.
Micro Molds using VisualMill
JBD Studio located in Yardley, in the suburbs of Pennsylvania is an industrial design house specializing in product development work, and prototype machining. The business hinges upon CAD/CAM for design, engineering, manufacturing and communication tools.
Jessco Manufacturing finds the Right Tool
Read how Mike Eaton and Chris Fletcher run a two-person machine shop named Jessco Manufacturing Inc. in Washington state, where they make plastic injections molds, as well as design mechanical and plastic parts using VisualMILL.
VisualMILL in Sweden
Founded in 1987, Plastteknik is a one-stop complete solution company that helps customers right from basic concept through the product completion. With its own internal resources and development staff, Plastteknik carries out product development, CNC milled, turned and vacuum formed prototypes, mold making and injection molding.
Automotive Engine Dies
Anderson Race Engineering, the company that builds racing components for Team Valvoline EMGO Suzuki’s frames and engines uses VisualMill to speed up production.
Tooling and Die Machining
Sugiyama Industries of Japan, a top tier supplier to Toyota Motor Corporation, uses VisualMill to create complex steel tools and dies used in the automotive industry for aluminum cast parts.
Machining Molds for Shoes
VisualMILL’s advanced toolpath generation algorithms makes complex mold making easy. Click on image to find out how a $1.9 Billion shoe company, Brown Shoe Corporation makes molds for shoes.
Plastic Injection Molds using VisualMILL
VisualMILL’s advanced toolpath generation algorithms makes complex mold making easy. Fidel Esquivel of JMF Molds of Alhambra, USA, uses VisualMILL to create molds such as the one shown.
Better hearing due to RhinoCAM
Burton Technologies Acoustibuds Earphone Adapters were selected as winners of the prestigious CES Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Award. This award recognizes achievements in product design and engineering. RhinoCAM, CAM software from MecSoft Corporation plays a crucial role in the winning of this award.
Machining 3D Terrain Maps using VisualMILL
Tropos Manufacturing LLC uses VisualMILL to machine scale 3D terrain maps of US States. Terrain data is loaded as STL files and then VisualMILL’s powerful machining algorithms are used to create these accurate models.
VisualMILL meets Hollywood
Ever since Bill Barschdorf changed his profession from scaring kids to entertaining them, he dreamed that there was an easier way to directly create prototype models and sculptures. You see, Barschdorf used to create the makeup and monsters used in Hollywood blockbusters like “Nightmare on Elm Street, Part 4″ and The Abyss.
Set in stone
VisualMILL’s high accuracy toolpath methods allow it to be used for intricate machining of high quality prototypes in stone. Find out how Metro Technologies uses VisualMILL in creating masterpieces as the one shown here.
Finding the middle ground
Steve Ryan is the owner of RyanTech Engineering, a small design and prototyping firm located in California. His company is a leader in designing innovative battery-powered Personal Transportation Vehicles (PTV), as well as other products such as lightweight bikes and racecars.
The French Connection
Cetehor is a French government advisory agency that acts as a technical center to assist the French Clockwork, Jewelry, Precious Stone and Metalworking industries. For over 60 years Cetehor has played a key role in helping large establishments as well as small craftsmen in the development of new products.
VisualMILL’s use in the micro-world of jewelry production is a testimony to its adaptability and versatility. Learn how a 100 year old world famous jeweler, Massoni Jewlers of Rome, Italy is using VisualMILL’s for their productions.
VisualMILL behind Bars!
It was a grey Kansas morning in Feb and the Juvenile Correctional Complex (KJCC) in Topeka looked foreboding, like something out of a dark Martin Scorsese movie. There were dark colored buildings with narrow windows with wide spaces around them. A 15 foot fence with razor wire at the top ran around the perimeter of the entire facility. As I got out of the car and shook the cold away, I was filled with a melancholy realization that this facility housed boys and girls who were about my son’s age.
Art fit for the Pope
It is always said that if you enjoy what you do, the results will show up in your work, and this has been the case at the Cleveland Institute of Art. The Professor talked about students who have won scholarships based on designs they created since this system was introduced.
Art Center Design School
The Design School at the Art Center in Pasadena designs is renowned world over for its expertise in automotive body design. Learn how students at this prestigious Design School use VisualMill to bring to life the designs of tomorrow.