Third Wave Systems, Inc.

6475 City West Parkway

Minneapolis, MN 55344 US

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Third Wave Systems Completes Military Contract for Machining Composites
The company developed a physics-based approach to five-axis machining of polymer matrix composites used in warfighters for the U.S. Air Force.

NC Optimization Software Improves Tool Life
Third Wave Systems’ Production Module 7.0 NC optimization software is said to improve finished part quality.

Updated NC Program Optimization Software Promotes Better Part Quality
Version 6.1 of Third Wave System’s Production Module NC program optimization software integrates physics-based workpiece material models, cutting tool geometries, CAD/CAM inputs and more.

GKN Aerospace’s Cedo Nedic

Savings from Sustainability
A project aimed at energy-efficient machining delivered production efficiencies, too.

NC Program Optimization Software Displays Performance Indicators
Third Wave Systems offers Production Module version 5.9, an NC program optimization system that integrates workpiece material models, cutting tool geometries and machine dynamics to predict and display previously unattainable machining performance indicators.

Software Designed to Optimize Metal Cutting
Third Wave Systems’ AdvantEdge FEM version 5.7 is a predictive, material physics-based software solution designed to optimize metal cutting.

NC optimization software

Balanced Machining Is Faster Machining
NC program optimization software initially helped Bell Helicopter’s Drive Systems Center machine titanium faster by balancing cutting forces. The manufacturer now uses it to improve cycle times for aircraft parts made from other metals, too.

NC Optimization Software
Third Wave Systems’ Production Module version 5.8 process-analysis CAE software integrates workpiece material properties, CAD/CAM inputs and machine dynamics to map forces, temperatures and more. 

NC Program Optimization Software
 Third Wave Systems offers an updated version of its NC program optimization software, AdvantEdge production module.

Other parts that the plant produces

Virtual Machining In The Real World
Using software that models machining passes, a Cessna plant unlocks real capacity by finding better parameters for its existing NC programs.

Product Categories of Third Wave Systems, Inc.

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Units
Consulting Services
Software, CAD/CAM
Software, Engineering Analysis & Simulation
Software, Machinability Databases
Software, NC Program Optimization
Software, NC Verification
Software, Other Manufacturing
Software, Post Processors, Stand-Alone (Sold Independent of CAM System)
Software, Tool Design

Trade Names

Third Wave AdvantEdge
Third Wave Production Module