Be Ready to Produce Production Parts Prior to New CNC Machine Delivery
Most of the leading companies utilizing CNC machinery, regardless of the industry, already use digital manufacturing technology to improve their NC machining processes. But most companies don’t realize that some of their existing technology can be utilized even before a new CNC machine has been delivered. When a company purchases a new CNC machine tool, the process is usually chronological: a specification of the requirements is created, a machine is selected, and after negotiation a delivery date is set. Once the machine is delivered, the shop then begins the process of creating new part programs and running first part prove-outs. By the time the post-processor is fine-tuned and production parts are being produced, many valuable months have passed. The presenter will use real-world examples to demonstrate how NC simulation software can significantly shorten the time it takes to get from the initial machine selection to production parts. Using case-study examples, attendees will learn how other manufacturers get new machines up-and-running quickly by completing several implementation steps concurrently. Specific features of the NC verification, simulation and optimization software that are required to establish total confidence in the offline prove-out process will be discussed.