The combination of circular segment cutters from WNT and Open Mind’s software is generat-ing
significant cycle time savings.
The pocket on the left was finish machined in 4 minutes using the barrel cutters. Using con-ventional cutters and strategies on the pocket on the right it would have taken over 41 minutes to complete the machining. The process was stopped at 4 minutes to highlight the lack of progress.
At a series of customer presentations held jointly by WNT and Open Mind at the AMRC factory of the Future in Sheffield, customers witnessed the potential of this machining strategy.