What does it mean to have tap-testing and analysis capability resident on the CNC control and available at the point of use?
It changes everything.
Anyone can learn to tap-test milling tools in less than 30 minutes of online training. They can then tap-test a tool and generate a Dashboard in less the one minute.
You don't have to decide what milling tools are "tap-test worthy". You can test and optimize them all.
With the Dashboard, not only will you find the best speeds, feeds and depths of cut for maximum metal removal, but also what parameters will give you the best surface finish and accuracy.
Are you a job shop? Throw a tool together from the crib, tap test and generate a Dashboard. Have a tool from one vendor, and extension from another and toolholder from a third? Special cutter? No problem. Tap-test and generate a Dashboard. Make the part right first time
Imagine if you had ten vendors bringing in ten tools to evaluate for an application. How long would those trial & error tool tests take? A week? two weeks? Or, you could tap-test all ten and determine a winner in less than an hour.
And, yes, you can share the TV remote size kit and software between multiple machines.
Sharing information about high performance milling technologies, the result of 30 years of research.