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Third Wave Systems is excited to continue this year with a look into our latest and greatest developments in machining modeling! The series will focus on how modeling will make a lasting impact on your machining processes. The web-based sessions will dive into detail on how to apply TWS technology using case studies and specific examples from the Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Orthopedic Implants, and Cutting Tool industries. The webinars will give users and customers a chance to learn more about the capabilities and improvements in the latest releases of AdvantEdge and Production Module.


The webinars and workshops are geared towards helping users understand machining modeling. Our initiative aims to help your team with:

  • Avoid tool breakage problems
  • Use simulations effectively
  • Perform fewer tests


Educational Webinar Schedule:

The educational webinars will highlight practical applications from Third Wave Systems’ customers and partners. In order to register, please select the webinars of your choice.

1. Simulationsgestützte Entwicklung und Dimensionierung von Spanleitgeometrien an Profilwerkzeugen – October 20th – 7 AM CDT/2 PM CEST 

Steigende geometrische Komplexitätsgrade an Bauteilen benötigen angepasste Bearbeitungsstrategien, um Produktivitätsziele erreichen zu können. Bei der Drehbearbeitung bieten Profilwerkzeuge häufig eine wirtschaftliche Lösung für viele Aufgabenstellungen, da unterschiedliche Arbeitsgänge in einem Werkzeug integriert werden können. Für die Entwicklung der geometrisch anspruchsvollen Werkzeugdesigns bieten sich simulative Ansätze an, die bereits früh im Entwicklungsprozess den Spanfluss und daraus resultierende Belastungen vorhersagen können. Im Rahmen des Webinars wird ein experimentell-simulativ gekoppeltes Entwicklungsprojekt vorgestellt, das am Institut für Werkzeug und Fertigungstechnik (iWFT) in Köln durchgeführt worden ist. Zielstellung darin war insbesondere die Entwicklung von Spanleitgeometrien an Profilwerkzeugen.

2. Introduction to User-Defined Kinematics for Modeling Complex Machining Processes – October 21st – 10 AM CDT/5 PM CEST 

With the global shift in manufacturing, now is the time to use simulations effectively for reduced testing. Complex machining processes like power skiving, spin tool turning, bar peeling, etc. present a challenge when machinists try to understand and improve these processes. It is very difficult to measure forces experimentally in such processes and access to testing facilities is limited in today’s environment. In cases like bar peeling it is difficult to have a visual of the material removal given the safety enclosures required to protect the operators. AdvantEdge simulation models chip removal, heat flow and forces for such processes and can provide extremely valuable information to analyze, improve and innovate. The webinar will present the user-defined kinematics feature and demonstrate the ability to model and analyze the power skiving process in AdvantEdge.

3. Stechgeometrie für Titan – Einzigartig durch Zerspansimulation – November 24th – 7 AM CDT/2 PM CEST 

Das Abstechen von Titan ist eine Kompromisslösung. Zum Einsatz kommen Stechgeometrien zur Bearbeitung von nichtrostendem Stahl: ein Notbehelf. Die Notwendigkeit zur Optimierungen der Schneiden bei titanverarbeitenden Betrieben ergibt sich aus der Wirtschaftlichkeit und dem Wettbewerbsdruck. Auf dieser Basis erfolgte die Entwicklung der weltweit einzigen Stechgeometrie ausschließlich für Titan. Bei der Entwicklung der neuen Geometrie „WT“ stand der teure Titanpreis allerdings aufwendigen Standzeitversuchen konträr gegenüber. Um die Entwicklung dennoch wirtschaftlich zu gestalten kam der Zerspansimulation eine bedeutende Rolle zu, da die Geometrie fast ausschließlich virtuell entwickelt werden musste. Wir laden Sie ein, mehr über den Entstehungsprozess sowie die bahnbrechenden Ergebnisse zu erfahren und warum die Zerspansimulation heutzutage nicht mehr wegzudenken ist.

4. Driving machining beyond known limitations with Makino Machine Tools – December 1st – 08 AM CDT/3 PM CEST 

When you are pushing the limits of machining, you need very well-balanced machines. All the components of the machine need to be able to withstand the forces, stress and bending moment that are experienced when you are machining Titanium with material removal rates in excess of 20 cubic inches a minute or machining Inconel where sparks are flying off the cutting edge. When designing such systems, it is important to understand the physics of machining including the cutting forces, the bending moment, and stresses on the tool. As Makino develops new machines or delivers turnkey solutions, it applies the understanding of the physics of machining to ensure that its machine tools deliver the best performance possible. In this webinar, we will cover how the physics-based analysis is done, the benefits our customers have seen in terms of material removal rates achievable while extending tool and spindle life.


Workshops on a wide variety of topics will cater to Third Wave Systems’ new and current users/customers. The series of workshops will focus on how modeling technology is being used to make a lasting impact on your machining processes. The schedule for the workshop series is as follows: 

AdvantEdge Workshop

1. AdvantEdge Workshop – Process Conditions Identification – October 6th – 10 AM CDT/5 PM CEST

Finite Element Analysis of your machining process can help you achieve significant savings by reducing tool selection and tool design guesswork for evaluating new cutting tools and reducing machinability testing time on the shop floor for new alloys. The workshop will focus on Third Wave Systems’ machining-specialized Finite Element Analysis (FEA) modeling software, AdvantEdge, to highlight how the temperature, stress, chip flow, forces, and chip morphology prediction can provide the understanding needed to make informed decisions about the tool and cutting condition selection. Attendees will understand the underlying technology that enables the modeling of the non-linear behavior of metals due to deformation in a machining process.

Production Module Workshop

  1. Production Module Milling Workshop – October 27th – 08 AM CDT/3 PM CEST
    Trial and error evaluation of tools and toolpaths can result in significant loss of machine time on the shop floor and, typically, leads to less than optimal outputs for the overall costs. This workshop will deep dive into use cases focused where Production Module demonstrates methodologies to solve machining problems for the automotive, aerospace, and medical device industries. Attendees will gain insight about engineering analysis capabilities that the software provides for identifying and correcting problems related to part quality, spindle overload, and tool life among other applications.

We will be continuously updating the list of events in the series. If you are interested in this type of workshop/webinar or there are any specific topics you are interested in recommending, please contact us at marketing@thirdwavesys.com.

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