Simulation can Optimize Manufacturing Processes
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Simulation can Optimize Manufacturing Processes

By CIOReview | Friday, July 5, 2019

Incorporating simulation technologies will equip the manufacturers with accurate data to optimize their processes and draw precise predictions.

FREMONT, CA: The conventional simulation technologies have failed to keep pace with the rapid developments in manufacturing. However, the recent advancements in manufacturing technology have birthed hybrid approaches designed to bolster additive manufacturing, including robotic welding, laser sintering, and so on.

Organizations can leverage data from sources such as CAD/CAM systems, tool data management systems, PLM systems, and the internet to develop efficient simulations. The quick accessibility features of modern interfaces streamline simulation setup, create robust simulations, and identify potential issues.

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Some optimization platforms can predict cutting force, deflection potential, and spindle loads through simulations, enabling the calculation of ideal feed rates for the cuts, simultaneously adjusting the cutting forces and spindle power as per the safety levels.

The simulations can offer greater visibility to users regardless of the process complexity. Digital machines can be leveraged to simulate the outcomes by running the actual NC programs. It will allow manufacturers to eliminate potential crashes and tool reach problems, analyze cutting methods, and verify NC programs at a faster rate.

The new CNC machines are expensive and possess more excellent capability compared to their vintage counterparts. The incorporation of simulation process can aid manufacturers to optimize their operations and avoid problems such as machine crashes, improper code use, setups, cutting strategies, and non-functional tools.

Equipped with the new simulation tools, manufacturers can make their processes quicker and cheaper by using the machines to full potential. It will also enable them to develop informed strategies. Simulations will allow manufacturers to track the machining process and determine the limitations of the process.

The simulation platforms accommodate the generation of automated electronic reports which can be leveraged to document the manufacturing process, including the setups, cutting tools used, and the machining times. This information can be utilized to plan and schedule operations and also to estimate costs.

The data obtained from the simulation can be used to get accurate cutting information, machining times, material removal rates, chip loads, cutting forces at the tooltip, and spindle power. It can be utilized to balance machine workloads and optimize the upcoming processes.

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