Comparing Roughing Techniques
Side-by-side comparison of traditional roughing and our new OptiRough technique.
The video demonstrates what Dave King, owner of Choice Tool (Minneapolis, MN) discovered after Brian Pascoe from Prototek Engineering (a local CAM reseller) called to inform him that the cost factors affecting King's operations were about to change dramatically with the latest version of his CAM software, Mastercam that contained several new features to greatly improve his productivity, especially roughing and fine finishing.
A quality hot runner system is one of the more important enhancements you can incorporate into a mold to improve molded part quality, reduce production times and remain price competitive.
Mold cooling is the single most important factor in terms of mold productivity. Mold cooling improvements will influence cycle time and part quality - both of which will directly impact profitability.
Integrated CAD/CAM software that combines CAD, CAM, electrode design and CMM programming capabilities in one system can save you time and effort in the following five ways: