But what does HSM actually mean for manufacturing processes? And why are companies adopting it?
1. HSM can clear large quantities of material effectively
Adaptive Clearing helps to clear large quantities of material effectively during the tooling manufacturing process. It is unique in that it guarantees a maximum tool load at all stages of the machining cycle and makes it possible to cut deep and with the flank of the tool without risk of breakage.
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2. HSM provides users with an Integrated CAM software
One of the key benefits of using HSM is that all CAD/CAM data is stored within the part file, meaning that all the data is self-contained within the model. The benefit of this being that if the part requires adaptation and alteration, the process of updating the CAD/CAM data is simple.
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3 . Reducing ‘chatter’ through HSM can improve accuracy and reduce weight
HSM originally grew out of CNC techniques developed by aerospace manufacturing companies, with the aim of avoiding what’s known as “chatter” (machine vibration that can become noisy and/or violent). Chatter can lead to poor surface finish and poor tool life/longevity. HSM not only helps reduce chatter but as a result can mean that tool life is extended.
4 . Tool collision and clash information within HSM
InventorHSM and HSMworks allow you to include the tool holder as part of your calculations. This ensures that your paths are collision-free from not just the tool but also the tool holder. HSM also gives you the flexibility to match the best tool lengths to your part helping improve surface finishes.
5. Use of AnyCAD alongside HSM
With AnyCAD you can import data from other systems whilst maintaining associativity with the original model. Save time tracking down edits and engineering changes to help streamline the workflow. This enables you to stay on top of your data management and automatic access to the latest engineering changes.
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