VisualCAM® Helps KickStarter Startup!
TRANSFIXION DESIGN is a product development and manufacturing company located in Matthews, NC who opened for business in January of 2016. With the help of VisualCAM®, their new product was recently launched on KickStarter.com!
The “Anchor” is a sculpted metal device stand for iPad, Galaxy, Kindle, iPhone and more, manufactured with the help of the VisualCAM® MILL CNC machining software from MecSoft Corporation!
CEO and founder Shawn White sat down with us recently to share some insights into the product and the role that VisualCAM® played in it’s manufacturing.
“When I first got my CNC machine I had zero machining experience and felt a little intimidated! However, after getting started using VisualCAM® I found it was very easy to learn and use. I use it to machine products and prototypes from both wood and metal on our CNCMasters® Barron XL Mill.”
The VisualCAM® MILL module was used to program and generate g-code files that Shawn sends to his CNC machine to cut the part. The final Parallel Finishing cut material simulation is shown in Figure 2 on the left (shown below). The actual part as it was taken off the CNC machine is shown on the right. Notice the scallop texturing that Shawn uses as a distinct product feature. This is the result of the 3 Axis Parallel Finishing Stepover value used with a 3/8” Ball Endmill. Other toolpath operations include 2 Axis Drilling, Profiling and Hole Pocketing.
Figure 3 – VisualCAM® 2016 MILL module showing the cut material simulation of the Parallel Finishing operation (Left). The actual part as it was taken off the CNC machine (Right).
For more information about the VisualCAM® 2016 MILL module, including configurations and videos, please visit our software product page.