WIn this particular case the customer was unsure whether a T1 or T2 machine would be better. From the parts’ package in question some, like the door frame, were T4 parts, but most of the other parts were suitable for both a T1 and a T2.
As the process was not set, we were absolutely free to test when to use a T1 and when a T2.
After machining the part, the answer was pretty much clear to this customer.
The results showed a similar performance from both machines in terms of finishing and semi-finishing (when spindle was not fully loaded), but in roughing the advantage was clear.
T1: 15 minutes
T2: 6 minutes
The additional 500 Nm T2 can deliver makes all the difference in the final part.
When to use which machine?
- Starting from a block: T2
- Starting from a precise forging with very few radii: T1
- Starting from a rough forging or with lots of radii: T2