sister tooling

18:38 Jul 23, 2018
English to Polish translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Aerospace / Aviation / Space / Airbus A320
English term or phrase: sister tooling
XXX has continued to improve and optimize its machining methods to manufacture 8 parts continuously, by implementing maximum machine utilisation with minimal operator input. Using probing cycles and sister tooling to increase efficiencies, the individual parts have also significantly improved on quality aspects too, with two hours now being removed from the overall process over 8 completed parts.
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Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.



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The slow and steady method is ideal for long running production jobs with a core set of 4-5 tools. Consider this example. On a CNC turning center with a 12-station turret we are running a long-term job that uses only 4 tools. The turret is loaded with 2 complete sets of tooling. Set a macro program for the machine that uses the first set of tooling to machine the parts until a specified part count. Once the part count value is reached, the program then uses the second set of tooling.
This is the sister-tooling concept when used with the slow and steady tool management system. The machine can run uninterrupted, without unnecessary intervention from an operator.

Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.
United States
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