American Machinist

Best use of material removal during rough cutting.(Controls and CAD/CAM)

The i Adapt for Milling adaptive control system automatically maximizes a machine's material-removal rate during rough cutting. Reportedly, it reduces cycle times by as much as 40% and improves tool life.

Based on a programmed spindle load, i Adapt optimizes cutting feedrates. By doing this in real time, the control compensates for conservative assumptions and process validations. …

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