Edgecam will be one of nine demonstrations from a range of Seco’s technical partners during the two-day event, which focuses on cycle time reduction and achieving superior surface finish.

Strategic partnership manager Wesley Tonks says a major challenge for manufacturers is verifying that their products are made correctly, according to exact specifications – both on a large and minor scale: “Machined from technically advanced materials, aero-engine discs have to be machined to the highest possible standards. As a result, producing engine discs requires full understanding of the precise requirements and potential issues. For instance, on such complex items, ‘flash’ burrs can present a problem, as can edge rounding and surface integrity in critical locations.”

From rough forging through to the finished part, the Edgecam demonstration of cutting an Inconel 718 aero-engine disc on a DMG Mori CTX 1250 CNC machine using Seco tooling, Schunk workholding and Houghton coolant, will highlight the latest manufacturing techniques, waveform turning and advanced materials.

At surface speeds of up to 300 m/min, Edgecam will show that its process results in cycle time savings of over 50%.