Message from discussion BLUE SWARF!!!
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From: Steve Walker <fusion...@frontierbrain.com>
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On 5/3/2012 10:31, vinny wrote:
> Anybody used blue swarf mill tweaker?
> From the article 2 scientists come out and using your mill, your
> toolholders and cutters, maps the horsepower and torque, heat, deflection,
> bearing tightness at different rpms to build a database that you can use
> with slider bars to tweak your cuts.
> They guarentee 30% increase of your oney back.
> Sounds awesome.....
> Any real world experience on this out there????
Relatively expensive. The place I used to work had an interest. I wasn't
involved, but was kind of kept in the loop. What I was told, the process
finds harmonic frequencies of your (here's the catch) specific
spindle/toolholder/tool combination. You then can machine past the
harmonic peaks, provided you don't exceed the cutter/workpiece
limitations. Using my intuition, smarts and stuff, it sounds like it
would be great for shops that machine the same materials, same d.o.c.,
same cutting tool, toolholder, etc. Questions are, what happens as the
spindle gets worn, suppose you can't get the same tools you use to use,
how much does a reanalysis of your spindle cost, how often required,
etc. Of course, this is my opinion, YMMV.
Fusion...@frontierbrain.com (remove brain when replying)