The machine is equipped with a Siemens PLC/HMI for quick part programming
On-board part programming
at ICT is the essence of lean manufacturing because it simplifies the overall manufacturing process and reduces programmable device inventory.
Simulation software enables easy offline part programming
, while advanced "see and do" 3D graphics and automatic processing intelligence compensate for varied operator experience levels.
Piesch said that for him, part programming
time with FeatureCAM was less than half of that required for conventional CAD packages, due to the software's ease of use.
including part programming
, Morris estimated that CNC machining would have taken 10 days, which would have been one full week more than the firm had for the entire project.
Direct CAD interface eliminates the need for the software to translate the original CAD model in any way, assuring that accurate design data is used for part programming
. Users can create part programs directly on the CAD model, reducing programming time and improving accuracy.
VeriCode, the control system's color-coded editor, has real-time syntax and semantic verification to simplify part programming
, as well as the ability to facilitate background editing during machining.
However, the majority of machining in the aerospace industry is outsourced to small- to medium-size companies, which have more modest resources, both in the machine shop and the part programming
The BlueTurn 250 accepts programs generated on third party CAM programs or operators can use Hessapp's canned cycles for simple part programming
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Time savings in part programming
will be substantial because programs and the machined parts machined from them will be right the first time through the process.
And since there are fewer objects to manage, part programming
is accomplished more easily and with fewer errors.
Will it be limited to part programming
, or will it also be used for machine tool and shop management?