“PRISM IS WHAT THE INDUSTRY WAS MISSING”
When Anders Melhag, CEO of Aros Industripartner, expanded his machine shop to 3D and CNC machining, he was surprised by the lack of alternatives to traditional CAM software. Finding skilled operators to manage complex programming is just one of the challenges. With Prism, he instantly recognized a product with huge potential.
Aros Industripartner is not the typical CNC machine shop. It started as a manufacturer of rubber products, but two years ago, the company moved into production of plastic items.This has paid off, while similar companies are struggling, Aros has doubled its revenue with the same number of employees over the past five years. Now, the company is focusing on 3D and CNC machining. For Anders Melhag, the industry is changing, and machine shops need to take new approaches:
“The growth we will have going forward will be in automation. Prism enables you to get the most out of your machine, and having Sandvik behind it gives the system more weight.”
ATTRACTING THE YOUNGER GENERATION TO MACHINE SHOPS
The industry is facing a major challenge of attracting the younger generation, who grew up with user friendly devices, while CNC programming is still done standing by the machine or through advanced CAM software. Prism stands out with a touch-based interface and an intuitive workflow. Anders sees this as a clear advantage compared to alternatives:
“Finding skilled CNC operators is almost impossible. It’s a risk to have these expensive machines and nobody who can operate them. With modern solutions, we can attract younger people to work in machine shops and not just offices.’’
STAYING PROFITABLE WHEN INDUSTRY NEEDS ARE CHANGING
Aros Industripartner’s expertise is special solutions. With Prism, they can streamline the machining operations. Prism can be operated and prepared from anywhere. No need to wait for the machine to be available, or invest in advanced programs suitable for more complex pieces. Prism also comes with built in recipes, complete with cutting data, which speeds up programming and removes the guesswork. Users can deploy the recipe as is, or as a jumping-off point for customization.
PRISM HELPS TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN OFFICE AND WORKSHOP
Another benefit Anders sees with Prism is improving communication between different teams. With Prism being so easy to use, the sales team can use it to develop an offer and understand the work that needs to be done.
“Production wants to produce, not sit and make calculations,’’ he says. “The different departments come closer to each other, office and workshop. By using Prism when creating the offer you have already done 80% of the work. When it’s time to go, you just need to verify and activate.”
Prism delivers easy-to-learn, touch based CNC programming for 2.5 D parts — built on proven machining “recipes” to ease and expedite the process. Even without previous experience, it only takes a few minutes to get started.