OPEN MIND pushes Dormer Pramet to the MAXX
The Productivity Centre at Dormer Pramet has installed the new hyperMILL® MAXX Machining roughing module from OPEN MIND to enhance the productivity benefits that the cutting tool manufacturer provides to its end users.
The company has three technical engineers in the Productivity Centre with an additional ten on the road that are imbued in customer surgeries, technical projects and customer and staff training. Always at the forefront of technology, the Dormer Pramet engineers were flabbergasted by the new hyperMILL® MAXX Machining roughing cycle from OPEN MIND.
“The component has a number of pockets on each side and to demonstarte cycle time reduction with hyperMILL® MAXX Machining roughing strategies, one pocket was previously machined in 40 minutes.
Dormer Pramet is now milling the pocket in 3 minutes.”
Matt Johnson, Machining Applications Engineer
As Dormer Pramet Machining Applications Engineer, Mr Matt Johnson comments: “I was invited by an OPEN MIND engineer to supply tooling for a demonstration piece at Warwick University and witness the benefits of the new hyperMILL® MAXX Machining roughing module. Using OPEN MIND’s hyperMILL®, the previous machining time for the 18 mm deep pocket in the 316 stainless steel part was 25 minutes. I supplied our S356 solid carbide end mill and changed the cutting parameters to slightly reduce feeds and speeds, but machine the full 18 mm depth in one pass as opposed to the previous program that used three 6 mm deep passes. This strategy reduced the cycle time. Then the OPEN MIND engineer turned on the hyperMILL® MAXX Machining roughing cycle and asked me to treble the recommended Dormer feed and almost double the speed rates for the cutter. My apprehension was quelled by the confidence of the OPEN MIND engineer and we immediately witnessed a staggering result.”
Dormer Pramet | Sheffield, UK
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