Is your shop running as efficiently as possible? Are you making the most out of your 5-axis machines? Are you leaving money on the table?
If you are still proving out programs by back plotting on your CAD/CAM system, or even worse, on a real machine, you are not only operating unsafely, but you are also wasting valuable production time. Machine simulation can be one of the most important assets to your shop. By using it properly you can drastically and safely shorten prove-outs. You can also try out multiple methods of machining without ever leaving your desk. Imagine the time saved by not tying up your most valuable 5-axis machine for non-production work.
Just some of the benefits of machine simulation include:
- Test parts on several different machines without leaving our desk.
- Save thousands of dollars on fixture design.
- Find the sweet spots on your machines for the most efficient machining methods.
- Save money by avoiding crashes on the real machine.
On average most shops spend a minimum of 8 hours on the real machine to prove out a complex 5-axis job. An average hourly rate for a typical 5-axis machine is approximately $150/hour, which means that those prove-out can cost $1,200 each. Using a properly configured machine simulation can drastically cut this time.
Machine simulation is useless if your virtual machine doesn’t behave exactly like your actual machine on the shop floor. This is your key to success.
Are you interested in making your shop as efficient as possible? Are you confused as to which machine simulation is best for your shop? Do you know how to get your virtual machines built and properly configured?
Multiaxis Solutions is offering free multiaxis consultation*. Send your question regarding multiaxis applications, machines, CAD/CAM and simulation software. Include as many details as possible and for no charge I will give you my unbiased opinion of the best possible solution for your specific needs.
Please answer the following when you send your question:
- What is your application?
- What is your machine make and model?
- What is your controller make and model?
- What CAD/CAM system are you using?
- Do you currently have machine simulation software?
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