The sculptured vase mold sample project is used to teach undergraduate students the principles of creating effective finishing toolpaths for both concave and convex freeform surfaces using a high speed 3-axis machining center. Students attempt a variety of toolpath types using Esprit, such as concentric, spiral, and zig-zag finishing operations with both a coolant, mist, and dry machining environment.
Machine Tool: Sodick MC430L and Mori Seiki NVD1500
Work Material: T6061 Aluminum
|Cycle Time||14 min||8 min||80 min|
|Tool Size/Type||D6 flat end mill||R1.5 ball end mill||R0.5 ball end mill|
|Depth of Cut (Ad)||0.7mm||0.1mm||0.04mm|
|Spindle Speed||15,000 rpm||32,000 rpm||25,000 rpm|
|Feedrate||1270 mm/min||2400 mm/min||1200 mm/min|