RO-RA Aviation Systems Enhances Machining Processes with Simulation and Optimization Software

RO-RA Aviation Systems GmbH, an aerospace supplier based in Austria, specializes in the production of complex, high-precision components for the aviation industry. With a focus on difficult-to-machine materials, such as high-strength nickel-based alloys, RO-RA employs state-of-the-art machining technologies to produce highly accurate and visually appealing parts.

The company has implemented CGTech’s Vericut simulation and optimization software to increase process reliability and reduce machine crashes. Vericut provides a virtual machine and a machining digital twin, allowing RO-RA to check every travel path and program for 100% process reliability before execution. The software has significantly reduced machine crashes and improved overall machining efficiency.

Additionally, RO-RA has been using the Force module in conjunction with Vericut to optimize its machining processes further. Force is a physics-based software module that analyzes cutting conditions, spindle power, and chip thickness to determine the maximum reliable feed rate for a given cutting condition. By utilizing Force, RO-RA has been able to reduce machining time by up to 25% on 35 different components, ultimately improving competitiveness and production efficiency.

The combination of Vericut and Force has proven particularly beneficial for machining difficult-to-machine materials and complex multi-axis operations. CGTech’s analysis of an engine component for RO-RA resulted in an 18% reduction in machining time for that specific part. The software solution not only saves time but also extends cutting tool life by up to 40% for materials like Inconel and titanium.

Sources:
– RO-RA Aviation Systems GmbH
– CGTech’s Vericut simulation and optimization software