The Third Wave Testing & Validation Center

Third Wave's Testing & Validation Center is the hub of Third Wave Systems' success, enabling us to validate our software solutions on a consistent basis.

Third Wave Equipment

  • Machining: Mori-Seiki NH6300 DCG 5-axis horizontal machining center, 30 kW, 8000 RPM high torque direct drive CAT-50 spindle, 1 m x 1 m x 1.3 m work envelope, Fanuc series 16i controller, 70 bar high pressure coolant system.
  • Micro-Machining: Microlution 363-S 3-axis horizontal micro-milling machining center, 50000 RPM spindle, 63 mm x 63 mm x 63 mm work envelope.
  • Data Acquisition: National Instruments X Series, USB 6343 32 channel data acquisition board, 500 kHz sampling rate, Matlab software with data acquisition and signal processing toolboxes.
  • Software: CATIA, AutoCAD LT, Vericut, NX, AdvantEdge, Production Module.
  • Dimensional Measurement: Renishaw MP700 optical transmission probe.
  • Vibration Measurement: MetalMAX Modal Analysis System.
  • Cutting Force/Power: Kistler 9255B table mounted dynamometer; Kistler 9526C mini-dynamometer; Kistler 5070A and 5080 multichannel charge amplifiers; Caron TMAC spindle power monitor.
  • Tool Wear Assessment: Flexbar Optiflex digital microscope for 220x magnification with image capture software.
  • Surface Finish: Taylor-Hobson Surtronic 25 system.