This presentation will describe the limitations of the common programming techniques in the manufacturing industry today and describe a process that takes advantage of modern CNC capability. It will describe the functionality and ways to phase in changes to existing manufacturing to mitigate the risk involved with changing techniques. This session will include case study applications to demonstrate the significant improvements possible in cycle time, surface finish, and part accuracy while also simplifying the part programming process to reduce overhead cost related to complex post-processors and difficulties related to unique programming requirements on different controls and machines.
- Properly design an optimal tool path utilizing all advanced CNC functionality
- Understand the limitations inherent in traditional programming
- Specify required functionality for new programs and machine purchases
Why Is It Important?
Aerospace part manufacturing is extremely competitive requiring suppliers to constantly work on reducing cycle times while improving part accuracy and finish. Significant amounts of money is spent on tooling and external systems to try to improve processes yet the programming techniques used are stuck utilizing old technology due to program certification and limited resources or willingness to change to a more modern, flexible, and efficient approach.