Precision at the push of a button
New Automated Machine Calibration (AMC) helps reduce downtime and ensure stable, long-term quality in Mil
Changes in ambient temperature or working environment and machining parts over long periods of time all impact a milling machine's geometry. GF Machining Solutions' new Automated Machine Calibration (AMC) helps manufacturers easily recalibrate their Milling machines and recover overall precision at the push of a button.
Over time, any assembled mechanical system becomes prone to losing its original calibration and precision due to heat and external factors—and Milling machines are no different. Although they are all calibrated at the factory after assembly and during commissioning, changes in a customer's working environment—including ambient temperature variations and heat during the machining process—cause deviations from this original calibration. This results in losses of process consistency and precision, which in turn negatively impact part quality. Recalibrating a milling machine—especially a five-axis milling machine—is a complex task requiring the necessary materials, time, and the constant availability of thoroughly trained application engineers with deep technical knowledge and data management skills. Even when all of these requirements are met, manufacturers still run the risk of human error in the data management for the machine calibration, which can lead to inaccurately calibrated machines, a continued loss of precision and final parts with a lower quality.