Industry

Aerospace

Machine: Okuma MU5000
Material: Aluminum
Tooling: Shell Mills, End Mills

The Situation

Customer purchased four machine cells with pallet changers to cut a variety of parts.   CAD/CAM had improved tool paths and feedrates, but there was still room for improvement.

The Solution

Implementing TMAC’s adaptive control feature  optimized the cutting conditions for the 3.5″ shell mill.  The original cycle time was 1 min., 56 sec.

TMAC reduced cycle time to 1 min, 10 sec., a 40% savings, with no additional pressure being exerted on the tool than in the original cut.

Additionally, adaptive control optimized cutting a 0.25″ end mill.  The original cycle time was 4 min., 4 sec.

TMAC reduced cycle time to 1 min., 55 sec., a 53% savings!

This reduced the load on the tool compared to the original cut.  (0.78 Hp vs 0.685 Hp = 12% reduction).

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