The power of multi-clamp machining

In today's world, efficiency and productivity are key, and in the mouldmaking industry is no exception, which has led to the search for strategies that allow for greater optimization of operations. In this context, what are the advantages of multi-tap machining?

Why produce with multiple clamps?

Multiple clamps, combined with CAD/CAM software, make it possible to automate the preparation and machining processes, so that several parts can be produced simultaneously, with a single setup and total safety. Using digital twins in the CAD/CAM simulator, the process is fully controlled and automated, and avoiding collisions and failures and guaranteeing maximum efficiency. The various programmed parts are loaded, positioned in the clamping system, processed simultaneously, and sorted according to need.

Regardless of the type of machining, it is possible to program each part individually, considering the most efficient processes (given the definitions stipulated by the company) in the CAD/CAM software.

Advantages of using this technology:

  • Drastic reduction in setup time (the use of multiple clamping technology means a reduction in manual adjustments, faster changeovers between setups and greater machine utilization);
  • Greater flexibility and competitiveness (in the mouldmaking industry, flexibility is key. Multi-setup makes it possible to quickly switch between configurations, allowing us to handle a greater variety of parts and respond more efficiently/effectively to the changes demanded by the market);
  • Optimized use of tools (manufacturing several parts simultaneously using a single setup maximizes the use of tools and minimizes unnecessary changes, contributing to greater uniformity and an increase in overall efficiency);
  • Better quality and precision (the automated CAD/CAM process makes possible to produce parts with a higher level of precision and consistency; reduces the number of tightening and adjustments required in production and also reduces the risk of errors and inconsistencies, resulting in higher quality parts);
  • Increased productivity and profitability (by reducing setup time and increasing efficiency, labor costs and overall lead time also reduces).

Despite the advantages, is this technology an option for your business?

This technology is best suited to manufacturers who need to produce a large volume of small parts and are looking for faster and more efficient production. It is also ideal to produce high-precision parts.