5-Axis CNC Automation: Non-Standard Standard Design Change, Programmed in Minutes!

5-Axis CNC Automation: Non-Standard Standard Design Change, Programmed in Minutes!


The client was referred to us by a machine tool partner.

Customer’s market:

The client is a custom manufacturing supplier.

Customer’s goal:

The client wanted to take their traditional manual method of manufacturing their product and update it into a 5 axis CNC machine.  Note: the part family for this product is quite complex and very broad.


The criteria included using proven data and processes to retain the high quality of the product. We needed to allow for design customization of product to end-user’s requirements (non-standard standards).  

It was also critical to capture the knowledge of the experienced machinists that are reaching retirement age and apply that knowledge as standard practices to the new orders as they produced.

The Silverhawk Solution:

Driven by design data, Silverhawk delivered a true design through manufacture solution for our client.  The user selects the part number from a drop-down list, answers a few questions, then the system takes over.

The part is designed in 3D and presented to the user for approval. Upon approval, it is passed to the CAM system. The part is loaded into the virtual machine, tools are selected, and a tool path is applied. The part is fully simulated with full machine kinematics and presented to our client’s customer. Once approved, a 100% clean CNC code is generated and placed for the machine to use.


This system covers the entire product line.  

Design to Manufacture in less than 10 minutes!

Our results allow our client to hire good machinists, not specialist in the field. This liberates top skilled worker to focus on other projects, not standard production.

Now, since they have this system in place, our client is looking to purchase more machines

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Replacing system for system is not enough, you must revolutionize the way the customer works, to provide him an exceptional return on his investment. Then support them with outstanding customer service, building a lasting relationship.

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