Using CAE to analyze and improve CNC machining toolpath

Trial and error evaluation of tools and toolpaths can result in significant loss of machine time on the shop floor and, typically, leads to less than optimal outputs for the overall costs. This workshop will deep dive in use cases where Production Module will demonstrate methodologies to reduce overall costs. Attendees will get to work with the software during the workshop to gain an understanding of how to apply Production Module in their day-to-day analysis.

Hands on examples will help attendees understand how the most efficient of the toolpaths have opportunities for further improvements. In addition, attendees will gain insight about engineering analysis capabilities that the software provides for identifying and correcting problems related to tool deflection, spindle overload, etc. And finally, users will learn how Production Module integrates with CAM systems like NX, CATIA and Mastercam


Reducing cycle time while maintaining part quality and tool life
10:00 am – 10:30 am: Customer case studies on cycle time savings
10:30 am – 12:00 Noon: Hands-on example to setup and analyze a 5-axis milling project

12:00 Noon to 1:00 pm: Lunch
Focus on improving tool life
01:00 pm – 01:30 pm Customer case studies demonstrating use of Production Module for improving tool life
01:30 pm – 02:30 pm Hands-on example to demonstrate methodology to improve tool life without sacrificing cycle time

02:30 pm – 02:45 pm Break

CAM Integration
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Customer case studies that demonstrate benefits of integration with CAM systems
3:15 pm – 3:45 pm Demo of integration with XChange NX

You Will Receive
• Classroom-style instruction with step-by-step examples and applications
• Setup a project and evaluate “what-if” scenarios
• Hands-on training to optimize your process with expert engineering staff
• A 30-day trial license of Production Module including full technical support