Case Study -Quest Aircraft, USA
Quest Aircraft, based in Sandpoint, Idaho, manufactures light aircraft. Founded in 1999 with a staff of 80, the company has recently moved from prototyping into manufacturing and uses a Komo CNC router for all of their sheet metal processing.
Their previous CAM system caused a number of significant problems; it was not supplied with an automatic nesting module, so parts were nested manually. A nesting module supplied by the local CAM system dealer frequently stopped working when the main application was updated. Quest spent two weeks re-writing the postprocessor after installation. Also, tooling had to be applied manually, taking upwards of 20 minutes per part...
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