RCSA, PART ONE
Here’s how RCSA works. A measurement of a machine tool’s spindle is made with a tap-test of an artifact. That has to be done only once. We then couple that measurement with solid models of the tooling to predict the tool point frequency to generate a Stability Lobe Diagram-powered Dashboard. This opens up the possibility that a Dashboard Database could be developed without the need of tap-testing EVERY tool in EVERY machine.
The challenge has been the sheer massive amount of data required. If you add up the number of models of machining centers, toolholders and cutting tools for milling available on the market plus the number of different workpiece materials, the total number of combinations (and therefore Dashboards) would be 4.8 quadrillion. 4.8 million billion. 4,800,000,000,000,000.
However, if we dig deeper into the numbers, an RCSA Dashboard database becomes feasible. Research reveals that the top 100 models of machining centers represent 71% of the total market sold. Tooling manufacturers have dozens of overlapping products. If we focus on the manufacturers' first choice tooling appropriate to each specific model and application, the numbers go down significantly.
Next, we will tell you what we will need to get this done.
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