Delcam’s PowerMILL helps when going it alone
Leaving a secure job to set up your own business is always an uncertain move but one that was made easier for Dusan Micic by having software and support from his local Delcam office. Mr. Micic established Redrox in Mississauga, Ontario, during 2007. His 2,500 square foot facility houses a five-axis DMG DMU 60 and a three-axis HAAS VF5, both programmed using Delcam’s PowerMILL CAM system. His success in machining aerospace parts from titanium and other challenging materials is detailed on Delcam TV at http://www.delcam.tv/delcam-video.asp?VideoId=42.
Selecting the right CAM system to meet the demands of the new business was not a difficult search. Mr. Micic had previously used PowerMILL while working as a programmer at Reil Industrial, a well-established aerospace manufacturer that focuses on airframe and avionics components. From that experience, he knew that PowerMILL was the best solution for his new venture.
In just a short time, Mr. Micic has made quite a repetition for Redrox among his aerospace and military customers. "We do a lot of very difficult-to-machine parts with incredibly tight tolerances,” he explained. "In order to meet these very strict demands and the high quality standards of my customers, I need to know that everything I am using is really reliable. PowerMILL gives me the tools and the confidence to do each job right the first time.”
Being the owner, operator, programmer and machinist, Mr. Micic can’t accommodate any failures in his equipment. "PowerMILL helps greatly to achieve all my customers’ requirements from drawings to finish machining,” he commented. "When you have very complex parts, it is a great help to see everything, right down to the smallest details, on the computer screen before passing the programs to the machine.”
Much of the work that Redrox does comes from aerospace suppliers in the area. "I have a great relationship with my customers so I need to make sure their deadlines are met,” explained Mr. Micic. "Being a small company, I can’t afford to wait for technical support for that day’s job. With Delcam, when I need support, I get it. This has helped me out tremendously.”
"Delcam staff have even come to my shop to show me some new and unique ways of using different toolpath strategies to speed up my machining time,” he added. "The software is constantly being developed. Each new version has helped me to expand my capabilities.”
"Looking back, starting my own company was a huge decision but going with PowerMILL for all my programming was easy, especially with the help of the Delcam staff,” concluded Mr. Micic.