Using product lifecycle management to foster manufacturing innovation
CAM Logic helps diverse customer base learn and use Siemens Digital Industries Software portfolio
CAM Logic, Inc. is a leading provider of Siemens Digital Industries Software, additive and subtractive manufacturing and quality control. Leveraging strategic partnerships with the likes of Siemens Digital Industries Software, Markforged and Automation Alley, CAM Logic assists companies in designing and building better products, improving processes, reducing costs and maximizing profitability.https://www.camlogic.com/
- NX, Solid Edge
- Industry Sector:
- Automotive & transportation
Leveraging world-class partnerships
CAM Logic, Inc. is a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, delivering engineering and design services that leverage additive manufacturing and verification technologies to help companies design and build better products, improve processes, reduce costs and maximize profitability. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, for over two decades CAM Logic has provided stellar 3D engineering technological software solutions along with the services and support to ensure client success. The company markets the full line of Siemens Digital Industry Software computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), computer-aided engineering (CAE), product data management (PDM) and digital manufacturing software along with other leading-edge technology products, including 3D scanning and printing.
CAM Logic has an extensive history of serving customers in the industrial machinery and heavy equipment industry and automotive and related industries, and in recent years has established relationships with many other regional companies in fields from the medical, alternative energy and aerospace/defense industries. They are sought out by designers and manufacturers of everything from lawn mowers and chippers to cups and consumer products.
To provide solutions and the technical edge needed in today’s competitive environment, CAM Logic uses world-class software partnerships, cutting-edge hardware products and a fervent focus on understanding clients’ processes, needs, methodologies and unique challenges. Its expertise in the automotive sector along with over a century of combined manufacturing experience enables them to provide advanced additive manufacturing solutions that are changing the face of industry.
Specialization creates a competitive advantage
As a Siemens Expert partner, CAM Logic holds specializations in NX™ software for Design and Solid Edge® software, which are part of the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio, the comprehensive and integrated portfolio of software, hardware and services. Using strong partnerships and certifications with recognized vendors, CAM Logic has consistently offered the latest products and services to ensure its customers stay ahead of technological trends. CAM Logic customers benefit by having access to the Siemens Digital Industries Software portfolio, which is the leading company in the PLM market.
Bringing value and extensive training to their customers, CAM Logic regularly hosts webinars and in-person seminars on PLM products, industry trends and manufacturing best practices, producing approximately 75 events each year. The company showcases hot-topic technologies – such as 3D printing and prototyping – to draw attendees, many of whom use competing PLM products. CAM Logic introduces them to Siemens Digital Industries Software products with abbreviated training sessions and test drive offers.
“Siemens Digital Industries Software’s commitment to staying on the cutting edge of technology coincides with CAM Logic’s commitment to providing our customers with the most advanced features and functionality they need to succeed,” says Yvonne Wiedemann, president and owner of CAM Logic.
CAM Logic uses what they sell and sells what they use. With decades of experience in traditional manufacturing, CAM Logic teams deliver quality solutions to their customers. Below are two examples of how they implemented Siemens software and solutions while accelerating design times, development, programming and machining.
Using Solid Edge to cut design time by 50 percent
B&P Littleford LLC needed to compress design cycle time while maintaining creativity and meeting customer deadlines. As experts in Siemens Digital Industries Software’s Solid Edge, CAM Logic recognized what they needed. “It was clear that synchronous technology was the answer to their problem,” says Wiedemann about the migration of the new software. “We used their existing design files to demonstrate how utilizing Solid Edge could expedite their design process.”
B&P Littleford found they could use synchronous technology for 80 percent of their components, cutting development time in half.
“Solid Edge with synchronous technology turned out to be wonderful,” says Scott Samborn, senior mechanical design engineer at B&P Littleford. “It caused a complete shift in my way of thinking.”
Using NX enables machine shop to increase efficiency
JK Machining was using multi-axis computer numerical control (CNC) and returned to manufacturing experts at CAM Logic to consider moving to 5-axis machining to respond their customer demands to get to market faster. After reviewing their current processes, CAM Logic identified potential efficiencies available to them by adopting a fully integrated CAD and CAM solution.
To introduce an integrated NX solution, CAM Logic provided training and support for JK Machining’s first 5-axis CNC. The automation cut mold development by nearly 50 percent, reduced programming time from hours to minutes and cut machining time by up to four times.
“The support we get from CAM Logic is especially important when we get new versions of the software,” says Henry Kalkman, president of JK Machining. “They help us understand the new capabilities of each release and how we can best apply them.”