Dynamic Motion Technology – Part 11

Dynamic Motion Technology Paybacks
#11: Minimize Wear and Tear on the Machine

The intense lateral forces, burying of the tool, chatter, and vibration that can occur during aggressive conventional roughing approaches are not only bad for the tools, but also create unnecessary wear and tear on the machinery. Dynamic Motion technology minimizes these forces to prolong machine life, as well as intervals between calibrations.

What Dynamic Users Are Reporting
Gray Manufacturing Technologies (Denver, NC): “Mastercam’s Dynamic Motion technology does a really good job of keeping depth of cut for toolpaths constant. Radial stresses are minimal and this helps us accurately project tool costs for a specific job. For the parts we make out of titanium, the average cycle time is about eight hours and the tools that we use are about $250 to $300. So by making parts faster and using fewer tools per part, we are significantly improving per part profitability.

Dynamic Motion technology has also reduced the time it takes to program a part. He said, “You can just select your parts, set your containment boundaries, then select the axial and radial depths of cut at the feeds and speeds that you want and, bam, in less than five minutes you have a roughing toolpath. Five years ago it would have taken significantly longer to do the same thing.” (Jerry Soots, General Manager)

Gray Manufacturing Technologies is continually striving to develop manufacturing processes that reduce aerospace part lead times without sacrificing quality. The company uses Mastercam’s Dynamic Motion technology to create manufacturing programs that dramatically improve material removal rates while reducing tool wear. Shown here: President, Jerry Soots consulting with his Mastercam Reseller (James Wakeford of Barefoot CNC) about optimizing blade manufacturing processes using Mastercam’s Blade Expert CAM software.

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