These specific data can be utilized for analysis to reduce cycle times, improve tool life, improve part quality, design fixtures, reduce spindle wear and specify machine tool characteristics for new process introductions. All the data that the solution provides can admittedly be overwhelming for new users, according to the developers. The company has therefore developed advanced statistical algorithms to help users identify a good starting point for optimization variables to reduce cycle time while maintaining or improving tool life. These so-called Suggested Optimization Values help in the faster on-boarding of new users and provide a mechanism for standardizing optimization methodology across the organization. This new feature reportedly enables users to get a head start on the analysis and reduces the time to optimize each part.
Software suggests optimization values
Production Module is an engineering tool from Third Wave Systems that provides users with information about the forces, pressure and peak tool temperature throughout the tool path.