It is our objective to make the Stability Lobe Diagram-powered Dashboard accessible to everyone that does milling. There are three ways that Dashboards can be delivered.
1. Direct tap-testing of a tool in a machine. This will be done by the end user themselves or could be offered by their vendor of milling machines, tooling or software. It will require tap-testing hardware and software that generates the Dashboard.
2. A machine or tooling vendor will supply pre-tested Dashboards with their products. The first one to do this is Bad Axe Tooling Solutions:
3. Receptance Coupling Substructure Analysis (RCSA) was invented by Dr. Tony Schmitz of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. RCSA uses a one-time artifact measurement of a machine's spindle and couples it with a solid model of a toolholder and cutter. This presents the potential for a pre-process database of Dashboards. We will discuss RCSA in more detail in the next post.
The Machine Tool Genome Project website:
Sharing information about high performance milling technologies, the result of 30 years of research.