Windows 10

Software supported on all versions | 11/19/2015

The NUFORM Software and all associated software runs with no known issues on all versions of Windows 10 both 32 and 64 bit.

NUFORM Machine Simulator

12/ 5/2013

The NUFORM Machine Simulator is a completely new product replacing the material removal simulation previously integrated with InteractiveLevel-II.  The Machine Simulator in its initial release provides the following capabilities:

 

  • Utilizes STL definitions for both input raw stock, finished part and machine part.
  • Model may be dynamically rotated, scaled, and translated.
  • Display modes analogous to the GL display:
    • Standard Motion – rotation in part about “A”, tilting in spindle about “B”
    • All motion in tool – part does not move
    • All motion in part – tool does not move
  • Uses standard NUFORM tool definition and tool holder data from InteractiveLevel-II.
  • Collision detection.
  • Runs as an independent process allowing simulation while running InteractiveLevel-II in parallel.
  • Machine specific simulation separately available.
  • Utilizes multiple cpu’s/cores if available.

New Larger Facility

11/22/2011

A. S. Thomas, Inc. has moved into a new larger facility that can house both its manufacturing and office.  The facility will allow for significant expansion with Corporate Headquarters, software development, machine shop, and ASTRRA assembly being in one facility.

The new facility is located at 44 Industrial Way, Norwood, MA 02062 just a couple of miles down Route 1 from the former corporate headquarters and a short walk from the former machine shop.

Windows-7 64 bit Supported

11/22/2011

A. S. Thomas, INc. is pleased ot announce that all software has been successfully tested and is supported on WIndows-7 64 bit.  All versions of Windows-7 from Home Premium through Utlimate bothe 32-bit and 64-bit are supported.

Windows 7 Supported

11/22/2011
Windows-7 Support
December 17, 2009
A. S. Thomas, Inc. is pleased to announce that the complete NUFORM System, SCROLL-EX, and ASTRRA products are supported on MICROSOFT Windows-7 32-bit versions.All of the NUFORM System, i.e. Level-I, Level-II, Family of Parts, postprocessors and other components have been tested and run on Windows-7.In tests Windows-7 has proven to require less memeory and take better advantage of the underlying computer hardware than Windows-VISTA. A. S. Thomas, Inc. recommends that any customers utilizing WIndows-VISTA consider upgrading to Windows-7.
 

NUFORM Performance Enhancements

INTEL High Performance Compilers | 11/22/2011
NUFORM System performance enhanced
December 17, 2009
NUFORM Level-II utilizing the performance enhancement and optimization features of the INTEL FORTRAN compiler takes advantage of multiple computer processors/cores and I/O sub-system enhancements to reduce run times.Depending on the nature of the inputs, performance improvements range from slight to 50% or more.
 

DMG DMU60 Installed

11/22/2011
DMG DMU60 Installed
September 24, 2008
In order to support development of new manufacturing processes, tooling and allow for small lot production of parts for selected customers, A. S. Thomas, Inc. has purchased a DMG DMU60. The DMU60 is a true 5-axis machining center equiped with high performance rotary axes, a high power spindle, HSK63A tooling, laser tool setter, contact probe and a high performance Heidenhain CNC control.
 

Blades Technology

NUFORM Software Installed | 11/22/2011
NUFORM Software installed at Blades Technology
June 19, 2008
A. S. Thomas, Inc. is pleased to announce the installation of NUFORM Software at Blades Technology Limited in Nahariya, Israel. Blades Technology Ltd. (BTL) was established in 1968 by industrialist Stef Wertheimer as Iscar Blades in Nahariya, Israel. The company has developed from a small operation, founded to supply the Israeli Air Force with spare parts into a multinational corporation that provides high quality components to major OEMs around the globe. From its founding, the company has been guided by innovation, versatility, and continuous improvement of its manufacturing technology.Blades Technology Ltd. is a subsidiary of Blades Technology International (BTI), a multinational manufacturing group which comprises three additional industrial plants: Precision Component Inc (PCI) in Columbus, Georgia, USA (1995) ; Xian Aero Technology (XAT) in Xian, China (1998); and Techjet in Tefen Plant, Israel (1999).For nearly four decades, tens of millions of BTL parts have powered the world's aircraft, successfully accumulating hundreds of millions of hours in flight.BTL is continuously improving its capabilities and increasing its capacity to keep pace with rapidly growing market demand.
 

VISTA Support Available

11/22/2011
NUFORM System supported on VISTA
October 09, 2007
A. S. Thomas, Inc. has finished validation of the NUFORM System software running on Windows VISTA. Aside from third party import/export of model data for those packages that do not run on VISTA, i.e. UG, all components work with no restrictions.
 

Misubishi Heavy Industries

Expands NUFORM Installation | 11/22/2011
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries expands NUFORM Installation
July 04, 2007
Aikoku Alpha Corporation, A. S. Thomas, Inc.'s customer and distributor in Japan has recently accepted an order for a significant expansion of the NUFORM Installation at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.The installation at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries supports the manufacture of turbine blades for steam and gas turbines.