MA Automotive Tool & Die implemented SMIRT DieBuild

With SMIRT DieBuild MA Automotive Tool & Die will define detailed manufacturing pro-cesses for each die, integrated within the same files and the same software environment used for CNC programming and for design visualization.

MA Automotive Tool & Die is a die manufacturer in South Africa. As part of the industrial group Gruppo CLN, headquartered in Italy, they produce dies for medium and large automotive stamping parts.

MA Automotive Tool & Die initially introduced the visualization and tool-path programming solutions from SMIRT in 2015 to improve their process efficiency and reduce manufacturing costs. Following this initial successful experience, they decided to further invest in SMIRT software with the introduction of the manufacturing planning module SMIRT DieBuild.

With SMIRT DieBuild, which is a solution of Vero Software, MA Automotive Tool & Die will define detailed manufacturing processes for each die, integrated within the same files and the same software environment used for CNC programming and for design visualization. SMIRT DieBuild automatically computes the labor for each operation in the process, for very accurate process control.

Workers on the floor will have access to the planning information directly from the same software environment they are using in production, with no need for bid sheets or for other documentation.

In July 2016, Alfred Petersen of SMIRT trained a team of MA Automotive Tool & Die on the use of SMIRT DieBuild. This team was formed by the responsible of planning Mr. Mike Wessels, the die engineer Mr. Morne Kleinhans, the supervisor of machining deparment Mr. Louis Swanepoel and the IT professional Mr. Dave Munn, under the supervision of the plant manager Mr. Andrew Shubart.