"Northwood Designs' software was
more than I expected. When used with our programs it makes everything
faster, both in my computer and on my machine. Our surface finish is
better and we have not had any problems from the first installation.
We like the product well enough that we recently purchased 3 more
copies of the software."
Clete Culp (CNC Programmer)
Beckman Instruments, California, USA
Used for: Vacuum formed patterns and molds w/Fadal
"We've never had any problems. Our
files are smaller, our finishes have been great, and on some jobs we
don't even need to hand work the mold."
George Raroha (CNC Programmer)
Dual Machine Tool, Inc., New Jersey, USA
Used for: Injection molds for auto and electronics
"The software from Northwood Designs
has been a big time saver; allowing us to produce our parts in as little
as 30% to 40% of the time that it took before."
Tom McDonald (CNC Programmer)
Milton-Bradley Co., Massachusetts, USA
Used for: Molds
"It has been a tremendous time
savings in our shop. We have reduced our machining time by 30% to 50%
and our electrodes look like they have been ground without doing any
hand work. The quality of the finish has allowed us to do a new class
of job, and we were able to avoid the purchase of a new, faster CNC
machine because of the file size reductions. I think this technology
has given us a leg up on our competition."
Rick Zicarelli (CNC Supervisor)
Global Precision, Florida, USA
Used for: Complex electrodes, 48 cavity injection molds
"It's been well worth our
investment. Our files are smaller, and our finishes are much better."
Scott Dase (Owner)
Advanced Tooling, Alabama, USA
Used for: Aluminum molds for furniture parts
"Not only are we pleased with the
finish on our guitar bodies, but the exact stop/continuous feature of
the Northwood product keeps our machine from "bumping" at the end of
each cut and ruining both the part and our machine. This is reducing
our sanding time and we believe our machine maintenance. This is a
product we can't live without!"
J. Rod Rood (Systems Engineer)
Warmoth Guitar Products, Inc., WA, USA
Used for: Guitar necks and bodies with a CNC router
"MetaCut Finish paid for
itself in just a few jobs. We have reduced our polishing times in
injection molds by at least 50% and are able to make the best use of
our highly skilled polishers. We've even had jobs that did not require
polishing. We have done statistical comparisons on files with and
without using MetaCut, and have found that our parts are more accurate
to the original surfaces when using it! Our quality has improved and
our time has decreased. We highly recommend MetaCut."
Bourhis Mold, Inc., California, USA
Used for: Complex molds
"We do our finish
machining with a constant Z level type of cut. Northwood Designs
software has improved our finish so much that it paid for itself on
the first mold in the shortening of our benching time. It also has
reduced our program sizes by as much as 96%. It is a necessity in our
Wolverine Pattern, Michigan, USA
Used for: Automotive & mold parts
"I would recommend
this software to anybody. I barely have to touch my electrodes after
machining when using it."
Accu-Mold & Tool Co. Inc., PA, USA
Used for: Electrodes
"The polishing time
on our molds has been reduced by many hours. Usually, all that it
takes to finish polishing is a Scotch-Brite pad."
George Lawton (CNC
Kintz Plastics, Inc., New York, USA
Used for: Aluminum molds