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AdvantEdge: How it Works | Gear Machining | Band Sawing & Keyway Broaching |
Case Studies | System Requirements

OVERVIEW
Previously sawing and broaching processes were only offered in AdvantEdge 2D. Due to the complex nature of these processes, band sawing and keyway broaching will be available in AdvantEdge 3D v7.3. In order to model these processes, the small features on cutting edges are captured to generate the accurate geometry for the workpiece. The tool is imported from a STEP file and positioned against the workpiece according to the start depth and engagement length (Figure 1). Tools containing multiple cutting edges are supported with or without a cutter body using the structure diagrammed below. Exit cases for sawing are also supported in AdvantEdge. |  Sawing and Broaching PDF

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SAWING
The sawing process can be time consuming, complex and difficult to study experimentally. Industry demands higher MRR with reduced per part cost and continues to introduce new materials which are more difficult to machine.

In order to enable sawing manufacturers to meet these demands, the band-sawing process has been added to version 7.3 of Third Wave Systems’ AdvantEdge finite element software for metal cutting. AdvantEdge was designed for commercial use with an easy-to-use interface for fast process setup, step import for exact representation of the tool and a wizard for a quick analysis of results.

The simulation results, including forces, temperature and stress, allow for better understanding of chip formation, the force on each tooth over time and the effect of machining on the tool. This information enables testing ideas prior to prototyping, competitive analysis, applying existing technology to new materials and troubleshooting customer problems.

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BROACHING
Broaching is typically done as the final process on a part surface using expensive, custom tooling. Failure during this process can result in the loss of the tool and possibly a scrapped workpiece, potentially causing delays in delivery and lost revenue.

In order to enable process engineers, designers and tooling manufacturers to reduce the likelihood of failure, the keyway broaching process has been added to version 7.3 of Third Wave Systems’ AdvantEdge finite element software for metal cutting. The software was designed for commercial use with an easy-to-use interface for fast process setup, step import for exact representation of the tool and a wizard for quick analysis of results.

The simulation results, including forces, temperature and stress, allow for better understanding of chip formation, the force on each tooth over time and the effect of machining on the tool and finished workpiece. This information enables testing ideas prior to prototyping, applying existing technology to new materials and troubleshooting in-process problems.

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1:1 WEB DEMONSTRATIONS & MORE INFORMATION

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