Precitech augments its ultra precision machining solutions with the addition of DIFFSYS®.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Contact: Mike Tanniru (603) 357-2511 Precitech,

KEENE, NH, November 3, 2015 – Precitech, a global manufacturer of innovative ultra precision machining solutions, announces the addition of DIFFSYS®. DIFFSYS is a computer aided machining (CAM) software which was first released in 2000 and has since become a global leader. It is recognized and recommended worldwide by the leading manufacturers of ultra-precision machines for generating optical surfaces.

“Thank you to all those who have purchased and supported DIFFSYS,” states Alan Edwards, owner of DIFFSYS. “In particular, thanks to those of you who have stuck with me and encouraged me over the years with your tricky problems and suggestions for improvement. It was young Gildo at Precitech who originally suggested the idea, and now, 16 years later and many late nights programming, I am very happy to have come to an agreement with the guys at Precitech, who I can trust to look after the program and develop it further.”

“I have had the pleasure of working with Alan Edwards for many years,” notes Dr. Jeff Roblee, Vice President of Technology, “and I am looking forward to the development of many new product enhancements.”

Since its inception in 2000, DIFFSYS has focused on the efficient generation of tool path programs for the creation of optical surfaces on ultra precision, diamond turning machines. These surfaces can be defined by optical design equations or by a cloud of points. As diamond turning machines have become more mainstream, customers are interested in making a greater variety of surfaces.

This is driving the need to have tighter integration between CAD and CAM systems

“Part of the strategy behind this important addition is to allow Precitech to continue the innovation started by Alan,” says Dan Lawrence, Business Unit Manager of TMC Precitech. “Our customers want solutions that allow them to more efficiently create programs for their diamond turning machines. By having DIFFSYS® as part of our software product line we will be able satisfy their needs.”

DIFFSYS outputs files in many different formats that are compatible with most commercially available diamond turning machines. The strengths of DIFFSYS include ease of use, clear graphics, comprehensive tool corrections, and excellent technical support.

“DIFFSYS is recognized as a global leader in CAM software solutions. Its strong focus on productivity and ease of use fits very well with Precitech’s product line,” comments Mike Tanniru, Precitech’s Buisiness Director.

Precitech is a global manufacturer of innovative ultra precision machining solutions. It designs and manufactures machine tools for turning, milling, and grinding. Its precision machines produce rotationally symmetric, asymmetric, freeform and sculpted geometries, achieving form tolerances in the sub-micron range and nanometer surface finishes when equipped with diamond tooling.

Precitech is a unit of AMETEK Ultra Precision Technologies, a division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annualized sales of $4.0 billion.

For more information about Precitech’s line of ultra precision machining systems, contact Mike Tanniru, Business Director, Ametek Precitech, 44 Blackbrook Road, Keene, NH 03431, USA. Tel: (603) 357-2511. Fax: (603) 358-6174. E-mail: Web