Standard Impeller

The standard impeller project allows the IMS Lab's students to work hand-in-hand with industrial leaders in developing and optimizing the latest in 5-axis toolpath generation CAM functionality. By examining the detailed toolpath generation options, machine tool dynamics, and cutting conditions, the exact cause of machining deficiencies can be identified and improved.

Machine: Mori Seiki NMV5000

Work Material: T6061 Aluminum

Machining Data:

Process: Roughing Blade Finishing Hub Finishing
Tool: R3x10 deg tapered ball end mill R2x10 deg tapered ball end mill R2x10 deg tapered ball end mill
Spindle speed

8,000 rpm

12,000 rpm 12,000 rpm
Feedrate: 750 mm/min 1000 mm/min 1000 mm/min
Depth of cut (Ad): 1 mm 0.3 mm 0.3 mm
Stepover (Rd): 2.4 mm n/a 0.3 mm
Cycle time:  35 min
4 min
7 min
Presentation