Process optimization goes beyond optimizing a single tool or program, and links all machining operations together end-to-end to evaluate the entire manufacturing process. Using simulation software in this manner ensures NC programs are error-free, and that all operations work together as intended. This higher form of optimization is essential to any manufacturing environment where parts are machined through a series of setups (machining stages) or run across multiple CNC machines. Process optimization ensures the entire manufacturing process flows seamlessly from one operation to the next – problems do not exist between setups, that all cutting tools are used as they were designed to be used, and all tools perform at optimal yet safe levels.
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