How to Cut Cycle Times with Constant-Chip-Load Machining

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You may already know the benefits of constant-chip-load machining, but what you might not are the innovative ways you can program toolpaths. New CAM technology makes the process easy, and improvements in machining productivity can be dramatic.


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No doubt there is more productive CNC machining technology coming to market every day. But how can you get more productivity with the machining centers and turning centers you already own?

By updating your machining strategies.

The key to more productive machining is using milling and turning tools in the way they were intended, at optimum feeds and speeds and, most importantly, optimum chip loads. Do that and you can dramatically improve metal removal rates, surface finishes and tool life.

For most shops, the barrier to achieving these gains is not their equipment but their ability to generate part programs that consistently keep tools in the cut under optimal conditions. Well-known CAM developer, Mastercam, has an answer for that with its Dynamic Motion toolpath engine. This CNC programming technology dynamically generates the most efficient toolpaths that maintain a constant chip load in the sweet spot of any cutting tool’s true cutting capabilities…READ MORE.