CNC Machining Centers:
We need access to each popular model of machine and spindle option to do a tap-test of an artifact (a tool blank of our design). Takes a couple of minutes for each test. We also need basic data about each model, nothing proprietary. It is all in your brochure, plus a torque/power curve if it is not.
Next, we need to accumulate solid models of the tooling. The typical 2D and 3D CAD files supplied by manufacturers are not sufficient for this application. We must build the models using specialized simulation software.
If you make toolholders for milling we need to build models with their internal and external dimensions. We may also need to do a one-time test of the tool to toolholder connection stiffness.
For carbide endmills, the models are relatively easy, but those for indexable milling cutters with inserts are more complex.
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