Lawrence Tech Granted $750,000 in Tech Software


SOUTHFIELD — TST Tooling Software Technology  LLC of Clarkston and Vero Software of Gloucestershire, UK, have made an in-kind grant of Edgecam software with a retail value of $750,000 to Lawrence Technological University.

Edgecam is a computer-aided manufacturing software package produced by Vero and distributed by TST. The software interfaces with computer-aided design products, allowing students to design in Catia, Solidworks, NX, and AUTOCAD.

The software allows water-jet machines to be pre-programmed simulating the manufacturing process — helping to drive production of the university’s machine and fabrication shop.This in-kind grant gives students access to the same technology of manufacturing companies used in industries including automotive, aerospace, defense, machinery, medical, high-tech, and electronics.

“This product will be very helpful to the mechanical engineering students tasked with producing, machining and fabricating parts for class projects,” said Assistant Professor Ahad Ali.

In addition, the university’s Blue Devil Motorsports teams can use the software to create some of the parts needed to assemble their vehicles for international competitions.

“Giving students access to Edgecam will provide them a skill that will be valuable as they enter the workforce,” says TST representative Mark Oakes. “Using Edgecam combines the power of sophisticated toolpath generation with seamless CAD integration, accelerating time to market with true knowledge-based machining.”