Picking up where we left off last week, we will explore a few more benefits to using Mastercam’s Dynamic Motion technology.
#7: Reduce Finishing Operations
Since Dynamic Motion technology supports high removal rates using smaller cutting tools, more areas of the part can be accessed with a single cutting tool. This means that roughing and rest roughing can be accomplished in a single operation, bringing the workpiece closer to its target condition before finishing operations are required. In some instances, no finishing will be required for parts that are not visible components of an assembly. In other instances, finishing requirements may be reduced.
#8: Use a Lower HP Machine
Because Dynamic Motion technology uses finesse instead of force, CNC machines with lower horsepower can sometimes be used because high torque is not essential when material is to be removed at less than 50% stepovers and deeper stepdowns. This will reduce costs by allowing for better utilization of existing equipment.
#9: Run Lights Out With Greater Confidence
Because of the powerful and comprehensive material-aware algorithms employed, and the extensive testing conducted prior to release, toolpaths using Dynamic Motion technology are among the safest that Mastercam has ever offered. Once you have gained a little experience with Dynamic Motion technology toolpaths, you can proceed with great confidence that it can be run safely unattended. Expanding the percentage of work that can be done unattended, particularly on a lights-out basis, can reduce the pace of capital equipment acquisition and make a significant contribution to labor cost reduction.
#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.
#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.
This wraps up our series of Dynamic Motion technology paybacks. If you’re ready to start using this technology in your shop, please contact us today to find out how to get started.