Dynamic Motion Technology – Part 10

Dynamic Motion Technology Paybacks
#10: Machine Thin Walled Parts With Greater Confidence

Manufacturers in the aerospace, energy, medical device, automotive, and many other industries are looking to reduce the weight of their products. One way to achieve this is to systematically reduce wall thicknesses without sacrificing structural integrity. Dynamic Motion technology is a perfect complement to thin wall machining because its material-aware algorithms look ahead and continually modify tool movements to minimize forces that could distort thin walls. This makes it possible to maintain structural integrity, while removing large volumes of material at high rates.

What Dynamic Users Are Reporting
Stewart Haas Racing (Kannapolis, NC): The Stewart Haas manufacturing center supports three NASCAR teams, each with 15 cars. There are three engineering groups designing parts for these cars. To cope with an unrelenting stream of work that more conventional manufacturers would find maddening, Stewart Haas Racing has become a proactive adopter of dynamic toolpaths and other advanced tools within Mastercam. Stewart Haas racing uses just about all the dynamic toolpaths Mastercam has developed to date to make parts at high cycles, to avoid undue lateral stresses on tools and parts (especially thin walls) and to assure reliability of its manufacturing operations, particularly when equipment is unattended.

Brad Harris Shop Manager at Stewart-Haas Racing uses dynamic toolpaths and other Mastercam productivity tools to improve the shop team’s productivity.

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