Increasing Feeds and Speeds
Learn to use reliable Dynamic Motion technology along with simulation so that you can confidently run your machines at the highest possible cycles without stressing tools and equipment or damaging parts. Toolpaths incorporating Dynamic Motion technology do not cut blindly but are “aware” of the condition of the material during every stage of machining. They use this intelligence to automatically adjust feeds and speeds to avoid burying the tool. Cutting is done at high speeds at shallow radial cuts using as much of the tool’s flute length as possible. This approach minimizes tool wear and stresses on the part while, in many cases, dramatically reducing cycle times.
“Mastercam’s Dynamic Machining features allow us to produce very hard, precision landing gear component parts at high throughputs, while minimizing tool wear and dramatically reducing programming time. It is something I could not have imagined five years ago. It’s an entirely new way of machining.” –Dal Rogers, Owner, V&M Precision Machining and Grinding
When a shop improves machining productivity by 25%, not only are deliveries shortened but the need to purchase additional expensive CNC equipment may be postponed.
“We took a high production aluminum part that was typically running at 22 inches per minute and used high speed machining techniques to adjust feeds and speeds upwards, but within safe limits. The part was taking three hours to complete before the adjustments, but only 45 minutes after them. Based on these results, the company changed its policy on feeds and speeds, mandating that all production work would be produced at the highest reasonable throughputs.” -Ron Branch, Consultant, 5th Axis Programming