Dynamic Motion Technology – Part 1
What Dynamic Motion Technology Can Do For You
Shrink lead times and slash operating costs with constant chip load CAM roughing technology designed to take full advantage of the latest cutting tool advancements.
Dynamic Motion Technology Paybacks
For more than a half-century, material scientists understood the theoretical benefits of a phenomenon known as RCT (Radial Chip Thinning). RCT has to do with the behavior of cutting tools when stepovers are 50% or less. As stepovers decrease, too wear decreases too, as long as the chip load remains constant. As stepovers are decreased, material removal rates must be increased to maintain constant chip loads and manage heat removal so that the cutting tool does not fail prematurely.
Today, with the CNC equipment available in most shops, Mastercam’s Dynamic Motion technology allows users to tap into numerous RCT benefits. In this blog series, we’ll run through a dozen.
Payback #1: Increase Cutting Tool Life
Cutting tools frequently represent a very high percentage of a manufacturing business’ operating expense. Dynamic Motion technology used at constant chip loads according to the manufacturers recommendations have resulted in up to 5x improvements in cutting tool life. In many shops, those savings would pay for one or more additional CNC machines.
What Dynamic Users Are Reporting
Dynamic Plastics, (Chesterfield, MI): “Our goal is to push everything to the max without hindering surface finish and accuracy. Mastercam’s Dynamic Motion technology is helping us do just that. We can program and machine much faster and our cutting tools last longer. Cutting precision and finishes are better; so fewer secondary operations are needed. Since we first started using this technology, our shipments have doubled and our tool costs have gone down, but the number of programmer/machinists on staff has only grown by 15%. Our pricing remains competitive and lead times continue to shrink. We can hardly wait to see what is coming along in the next release of Mastercam.” (Tom Prebelich, Tooling Supervisor)