RADAN Nesting Replaces Paper System
A company in Stuttgart (south Germany) providing sheet metal components almost exclusively for the automotive industry, has made RADAN, from Vero Software, its first CAD/CAM software installation, as it looks to increase its customer base.
Family-run Röhrle Stahl- und Blechbearbeitungs GmbH recently invested in a new Trumpf TruLaser 5060 and two Trumpf EHT Vario press brakes in tandem mode.
Junior Managing Director Frank Roehrle was looking for one fully integrated software solution for all three machines, and opted for a RADAN package, supplied and maintained by Vero’s German distributor, 3D Concepts GmbH. Radprofile nests and drives the laser, with Radbend providing offline programming for the press brakes.
3D Concepts application engineer Viktor Mueller says Röhrle Stahl had also looked at a further two options – using proprietary software, or another independent system. “However, RADAN was the only software that could run both machine types with one integrated solution. It also saves time in creating orders and shows that all parts are fully machineable, including giving confidence that they can be folded accurately by simulating the bend sequence before putting metal on the press brakes.”
Röhrle Stahl manufacture a wide range of products and components for the automotive industry, including stainless steel sinks, and Viktor Mueller says RADAN has led to a substantial improvement in nesting time. Previously, nesting for their old plasma machine was done manually, using paper.
The company are now planning to invest in RADAN Webquote, in order to give their customers the ability to receive quotes and place orders directly through the internet, in minutes.
3D Concepts have worked with RADAN for around 18 months, having been appointed to cover Germany, Austria and Switzerland after distributing what is now another Vero brand, SURFCAM, for around 20 years.
“RADAN is powerful software, meeting all requirements for the complete sheetmetal process in one product. There is no other system comparable in the Germany market today. Sheetmetal companies such as Röhrle Stahl- und Blechbearbeitungs GmbH can significantly reduce inventory and increase material utilisation, giving a true return on their investment.”
About 3D Concepts: The company was formed in 1997, and has offices in Germany and Switzerland, along with partners in Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands, providing innovative CAD/CAM technology solutions. The focus is providing technologies for product development and manufacturing.
Customers include well-known companies in a range of industry sectors including tool and mold-making, mechanical engineering, automotive, aerospace and sheet metal. 3D Concepts provides CAD/CAM software solutions with Vero brands SURFCAM, RADAN and WORKXPLORE, along with consultation services, training and technical support.