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7/19/2018

Chip Management Software Improves Tool Life, Accuracy

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IMTS 2018: Milltronics USA Inc.’s ChipBoss enables conversational program users to take advantage of trochoidal machining strategies, previously found only in CAM systems or high-end controls.

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Milltronics USA Inc.’s ChipBoss enables conversational program users to take advantage of trochoidal machining strategies, previously found only in CAM systems or high-end controls.

The software uses proprietary algorithms to calculate tool paths and control maximum allowable cutter engagement. This enables the use of the whole length of a tool rather than just the tip so that profiles can be cut at full depth. This reduces the need to take multiple depth passes. The software works by automatically controlling the tool’s chip load, keeping it constant, which improves cycle times, tool life and accuracy of parts.

The software works to create a constant chip load, which results in smaller step overs and bigger depths of cut. In addition, it enables use of more of the tool’s flute. This spreads the load, heat and wear over a larger area of the tool, increasing tool life. It also reduces the number of times a machine needs to accelerate and decelerate.

The Rest Machining feature calculates areas to be machined and uses a smaller cutter to reach those areas, which saves more time.

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