Manufacturing is data driven, but cutting tool data is different with each manufacturer. Calling reps and sifting through catalogues and websites to complete a tool assembly is inefficient. The process you use for finding and selecting cutting tools is due for an update.
The new Generic Tool Catalogue (GTC) industry standard provides the foundation for a digital catalogue/marketplace to exist. Using GTC standard, CAD/CAM programmers can use apps to find and buy tools just like they buy stuff on Amazon. But to make apps viable, all the major cutting tool brands need to digitize their catalogues and make them available. GTC provides the framework for them to make it happen.
MachiningCloud is an application made possible through the GTC standard. The app takes the guesswork out of tool selection so you can make faster, smarter decisions. Customers have built over a half million tool assemblies for over a hundred thousand different jobs using it. After using MachiningCloud, they tell us they can:
Find cutting tools faster,
Make smarter CNC cutting tool selections,
Easily select the right cutting tools,
Quickly create cutting tool assemblies,
Improve cutting tools job management and reporting, and
Simplify the CNC cutting tool workflow