Esprit 2013, available from DP Technology, features the ProfitMilling strategy for two-, three-, four- and five-axis roughing cycles. The high speed roughing cycle enables deeper cuts at increased cutting feeds to remove more material in a shorter amount of time, the company says. The strategy monitors several cutting and machine characteristics rather than controlling just one parameter. Chip load and side-cutter force are managed in toolpath calculation while keeping the engagement angle and material removal rate within a specific range. The strategy also incorporates feedrate changes throughout the tool path and takes advantage of toolpath optimization for specific machine capabilities.
Editor PickChip Removal Chamber of Horrors
This case history from Mastercam is appropriately themed for Halloween.