From: David Gontar
Sent: Friday, April 05, 2013 6:17 PM
To: Emil Somekh
Subject: iMachining amazes customer with its outstanding capability in cutting steel, on an old CNC machine!
Report : 4.4.13
Vladimir and I visited Videx, a SolidCAM customer, to demonstrate iMachining.
Videx develops and manufactures machines for special tasks
They gave me a part to cut with iMachining:
CNC Machine: LAGUNA
Material: 4340 Steel
Depth of cut: 20 mm
Tool: End mill, diameter 10 mm, teeth 4
Cutting parameters: iMachining level 5, step down 20 mm
Cutting time iMachining: 14.5 minutes
The CNC Machine is very old (about 20 years!) - Spin Max 2000 rpm.
They worked with it at feeds of 100-130 mm/min and spin of 1300 rpm. With iMachining we reached feeds of 790 mm/min and max spin of 2000 rpm.
Vadim, the programmer and Michael, the production manager, were extremely impressed - they could not believe that these feeds and speeds are possible for such a machine!