As part of our ongoing support to clients, we offer an online software package to help with the design of blanks for use in our machines. Blank Cut Design Manager is a specific design software that allows for the prediction of perfect helix flight blanks, for the production of perfect size and fit-up, to required finished tolerances post-forming. BCDM’s core use is prediction of stretch during forming which is highly complex depending on the five variables D,d,P,T&Grade. BCDM is used to produce both a job record print out, and to download a specially formatted .dxf file compatible for profile cutting machines. The DXF file can be saved for later use. BCDM software incorporates significant versatility to cope with a wide range of variables and specialist requirements such as round and square centres, variable diameter and pitch thickness, right and left hand side, tapered perimeter, tapered for cones shafts, notches, teeth, legs, cant angles etc.

The software is very intuitive and takes very little time to learn how to use. There is a built-in tutorial for explanation of all functions. Training typically takes less than an hour.

Currently the main parameters are:

  • Round or square centres
  • Variable diameter 50mm to 2500mm
  • Variable thickness 2mm to 40 mm
  • Right or left hand
  • Tapered OD or ID
  • Notched, or tooth type helix OD’s
  • Partially square sided helix OD’s
  • Internal legged (vane) helices with parallel sided legs or angled
  • Calculation of kerf or coverage over 360 degrees and option to use or cut 1500mm
  • Variety of materials
  • Variable pitch
  • Weight calculation
  • Output via DXL file for Flight Blank cutting machines

Our intention is to continually develop our BCDM software. We run a continuous R&D programme adding new features to meet the different needs of clients. All machine owners have access to the most up to date version of BCDM.

We welcome input from our customers for ongoing market driven developments to our software. Potential customers can contact us to discuss their requirements in detail. We often run R&D development for clients.

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