Make the most of your machine tools: optimal feeds and speeds at your fingertips

Best Part. Faster. First time.

SenseNC Finesse

Autonomous optimization for complex parts to prevent chatter vibrations. Obtain new operations with optimized spindle speeds and feed rates. Tap test required.

(Access through NX CAM and Mastercam)

Sold per machine tool

SenseNC Feeds

Autonomous feed rate optimization for complex parts that works at the click of a button. Obtain the best feed rates automatically across the toolpath at every cutter location with an easy-to-use CAM plug-in.

(Access through Siemens NX and Mastercam.)

Sold per CAM seat

TapStarter

Machine settings optimization for simple cuts to avoid chatter vibrations and respect constraints of machining set-ups. This package includes software, hardware and training

(Independent of CAM)

£9750 for the first year, Subsequent years £5k per year.

Introducing the SenseNC Suite

SenseNC Finesse

Optimize your CAM toolpath automatically prior to manufacturing,
no expertise is required.

Designed to simplify the life
of the engineer

You can maximise the potential of your CNC machines and increase your productivity by applying optimal spindle speeds and feeds across the whole toolpath, customised to your unique machine setup.

How do we do that? We combine machining dynamics modelling and cutting forces to prevent chatter.

Our SenseNC Finesse solution autonomously
creates new operations with optimal feeds and speeds to avoid chatter
vibrations for complex toolpaths in milling operations.

Eliminate harmful chatter vibrations for complex milling toolpaths,
reduce the number of iterations on machine tools.

Price & delivery

  • Exceptional value for money
  • Annual subscription based on machine tools covered
  • Immediate download (subject to your IT approval process)


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SenseNC Feeds

Increase material removal rate and reduce cycle time automatically

Designed to simplify the life
of the engineer

Feeds is an easy-to-use feed scheduler designed to simplify the lives of engineers. Press “optimize” and Feeds will find automatically the best feed rates for complex parts by dynamically selecting constraints at every cutting location across the toolpath before manufacturing, respecting the limits of the machine tool and machining operation and avoiding high forces acting on the cutting tool.

Integrated within Siemens NX CAM and Mastercam for best process workflow, all optimization results are stored within Siemens NX CAM and Mastercam for tracking any modifications made.

Feeds analyses cutting forces on a toolpath and regulates torque, chip thickness and power to achieve the best process. By modulating cutting forces, Feeds avoids cutting tool chipping and reduces tool deflection.

This comprehensive modelling of cutting forces takes into account the toolpath, the stock material characterisation and the tool geometry.

Applying Feeds can bring huge savings!

  • Increase productivity
  • Reduce cycle time
  • Increase Material Removal Rate
  • Extend tool life
  • Improve sustainability
  • Reduced spikes and vibrations

Our SenseNC Feeds solution automatically
creates new operations with optimizes feed rates to maximise
the potential of your CNC machines for complex toolpaths
in milling operations.

Increase your productivity by optimizing forces, torque and
power and by applying optimal feed rates across the whole toolpath.

Our customers claim up to:

productivity

50%

Maximise Productivity

reducing waste

20%

Reduce Waste

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20%

Minimise Tooling costs

Price & delivery

  • Exceptional value for money
  • Annual subscription based on CAM seat
  • Immediate download (subject to your IT approval process)


Enhancing Manufacturing Efficiency: Feed Rate and Spindle Speed Optimization for NMIS

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TapStarter

We provide the necessary hardware, software, and training to perform a tap test and use the results to optimise the machine settings for simple cuts in CNC milling.

By using tap testing, you can determine the natural frequencies of machines; the result is known as the frequency response function (FRF) and it is unique to each machine tool assembly.

Designed to simplify the life
of the engineer

Our software stores the results of tap tests (FRFs) in a structured library for future access and uses them as input to our optimizers to determine stable regions.

TapStarter finds the best spindle speed and depth of cut
combinations
for chatter free milling. We optimize feed rates based
on torque/power capacities of machines and cutting force constraints.

Eliminate harmful chatter vibrations (simple machining operations).

Our customers claim up to:

productivity

100%

Material removal rate increase

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50%

Cycle time reduction

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20%

Spindle life extension

Price & delivery

  • £9,750 (year 1)
  • £5,000 annual renewal for software
  • 4-8 week delivery for hardware


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Why use tap testing in combination with
Productive Machines web apps?

To predict and identify the stability of machining operations against chatter vibration before cutting any metal

To assess the process transferability between the machine tools in the shop floor

To support the machine tool acceptance tests

Identify safe spindle speeds for machining by combining an understanding of the behaviour of the installed cutting tool and tap testing.