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  reduced by as much as 30-70%, even for super alloy metals, and cutting tool life can be extended.
Force is a physics-based optimisation method that determines the maximum reliable feed rate for a given cutting condition based on four key factors: force on the cutter, spindle power, maximum chip thickness, and maximum allowable feed rate.
It calculates ideal feed rates by analysing tool geometry and parameters, material properties of the stock and cutting tool, detailed cutting tool geometry, and VERICUT cut-by-cut contact conditions.
Force interpolates cutting conditions using a proprietary set of materials coefficients to account for the strength of material and the effects of friction and temperature.
The materials data is generated by actual machining tests
and does not rely on extrapolating from finite element analysis results.
The bespoke cutting coefficients used by Force result in the most accurate cutting force calculations available today. It includes modules for optimising both milling and turning operations.
Event visitors can see the new software at stand 23 where CGTech will be holding demonstrations and the tech team will be on hand to answer questions. For more information on the FORCE modules follow CGTech UK on Facebook and Twitter. Stand 23
  “One of the biggest barriers to widespread use of non-contact extensometers to overcome are too many steps when using them,” continued Martin.
“Epsilon ONE is always running and measuring strain or searching for marks using its Automatic Mark Detection. As soon as marks are detected, Epsilon ONE is measuring strain in real time.
“Most materials testing technologies perform as certified day in day out. What sets the Tinius Olsen system apart is its ability to drive up productivity. Seconds per test adds up to weeks in a year - and that equates to money!”
The Tinius Olsen Epsilon One sets up for new specimen types in minutes, requires very little training or skill to use, and fits all mod- els of materials testing machines. “It is a real step evolution in the world of materials testing.”
For more information on Epsilon One contact Richard Coombes on 01737 765001, email: or visit: ted-system. Stand 20

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