New Technology for Improvements to Rough Machining and Turning Operations
Track: Partner Sessions
About ninety-nine percent of the stock machined when milling or turning from billet or bar stock is removed during the roughing process. Efficiency improvements in both milling and turning can yield significant manufacturing productivity benefits. But there are unique challenges in both rough milling and rough turning, and several barriers to overcome to meet those challenges. We will discuss advances in tool path technology, now available in NX CAM and CAM Express, that eliminate these barriers to immediately improve productivity by more than double. VoluTurn, Celeritive’s new turning technology is designed to improve the programming and machining of rotational components for the power-generation industry. Initially designed for use with round inserts, tool motion appropriate for these challenging parts is generated extremely quickly. With automatic collision avoidance of the tool and holder assembly, IPW support, and intelligent entries and exits, pockets and undercuts are cleared easily and effectively. And the controlled load on the insert enables the use of more aggressive feeds and speeds on the machine, reducing cycle times and extending insert life. We will then show how employing these technologies is the quickest, simplest, and most cost effective way to improve the machining efficiency.