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Production Module: How it Works | Suggested Optimization Values | CAM Integration |
F-35/F135
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Third Wave Systems software products have impacted the joint strike fighter by affordably delivering 20% improvements in machining time for turned parts and 35 percent for milling, all while increasing tool life. More than 50 aerospace suppliers for F-35 and F135, as well as the primary suppliers, are using Production Module and/or AdvantEdge for affordability, quality and delivery on machined metal components. 

FEATURED CASE STUDY: HM DUNN AEROSPACE

Using Third Wave Production Module 3D, HM Dunn Aerospace exceeded their 20 percent targeted cycle time reduction goal. As an F-35 supplier, HM Dunn Aerospace manufactures components, assemblies and structures for fixed wing and rotary aircraft.

Challenge: Reduce the machining time of an airframe bracket pocket component.

Approach: Utilize Production Module to optimize airframe bracket pocket component machining; perform cutting demonstrations to validate simulation results.

Results:

  • Maintained or improved tool life through force spike elimination
  • First cutting trial yielded a correct part
  • Reduced operator input on production parts
  • 25% cycle time reduction

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