WorkNC’s Wheel Carrier Machining Partnership

August 11, 2014 -- WorkNC partnered with Hermle, Ingersoll and Gressel to provide a one-stop machining solution for a motorsport prototype wheel carrier.

Utilising WorkNC’s diverse 2D, 3D and 5-axis toolpaths, the wheel carrier was machined from AlMgCuPb aluminium using adaptive trochoidal roughing and global re-roughing strategies and finished largely with 3+2 axes.

It was carried out on a Hermle C32U machine, with the stock held in place by a Gressel workholding system. The Ingersoll cutting tools included FormMaster pro for the pre-roughing and machining of the back of the carrier, ChipSurfer for re-roughing, OctoPlus for facing, ChipSurfer Ball for contour finishing, and a variety of tools for drilling, tapping and boring.  

Gerhard Hermann, Sales Engineer at WorkNC, says the partnership shows co-ordinated teamwork in the manufacturing chain between machine tools, cutting tools, workholding and CAM software. “We have worked together on many occasions in the past few years. This wheel carrier for a racing car is a perfect example of how a proven, single source solution ensures manufacturers can optimise their machining process.”   

In producing the wheel carrier WorkNC automatically considered the tool holder during calculation, to obtain optimal machining of all areas. “This was achieved principally through the use of a dynamically updated stock model,” says Gerhard Hermann.

“Due to exact information about the current state of machining, only areas with remaining stock were milled. WorkNC automatically separated those 3-axis toolpaths into several inclined 3+2-axis paths. The angles can either be set by the user or defined in a very simple way using the Auto 3+2 module, reducing programming to just a few clicks.”

In addition, WorkNC’s 5-axis simultaneous milling generates continuous toolpaths, creating an excellent surface finish with short tools. “Programming is considerably simpler as only a few toolpaths need to be defined.” Each WorkNC toolpath can be automatically converted into a collision-free 5-axis path, meaning there is no need for time-consuming definition of guide curves or surfaces.

Part of the Vero Software Group, WorkNC is a leading CAM solution providing productivity, reliability and flexibility. Vero has direct offices in the UK, Italy, France, Japan, USA, Brazil, Netherlands, South Korea and China, while supplying products to more than 45 countries through its wholly owned subsidiaries and reseller network.

Email Contact

 




Review Article Be the first to review this article
Rand3D

IMTS 2018 Register Now>>

Featured Video
Jobs
Mid-Level Mechanical Engineer for Kiewit at lenexa, Kansas
Mechanical Engineer for Allen & Shariff Corporation at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Upcoming Events
Inside 3D Printing Seoul 2018 at Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX), Hall 5 408 Hallyuworld-ro, Ilsanseo-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do Goyang Korea (South) - Jun 27 - 29, 2018
AMTEX 2018 at Pragati Maidan New Delhi India - Jul 6 - 9, 2018
34th Annual Coordinate Metrology Society Conference 2018 at Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 East Second Street Meeting & Covention Center Reno NV - Jul 23 - 27, 2018
Kenesto: 30 day trial



Internet Business Systems © 2018 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
25 North 14th Steet, Suite 710, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise