NC Optimization Software Improves Tool Life

Third Wave Systems’ Production Module 7.0 NC optimization software is said to improve finished part quality.

Third Wave Systems’ Production Module 7.0 NC optimization software is said to improve finished part quality. Enhancements to the 7.0 version include beta advanced toolpath interpretation functionality and batch queueing functionality; 2D and 3D algorithm improvements for improved modeling of indexable mills with enhanced force and optimization; updates to the Japanese interface; upgraded data validation with messaging functionality; an XML file structure to reduce simulation setup time; and a new license management functionality with monitoring capability.

According to the company, the optimization software is capable of achieving cycle time reductions of 30 to 80 percent while improving tool life. The software uses a library of more than 120 experimentally validated material models to reduce machining time and improve quality, enabling users to work offline with better tool life information.

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