NC-PerfectPart


Stable schedules and zero concessions

Traditionally production errors are discovered in final inspection after the part has been machined.

NC-PerfectPart identifies and reports errors before any material is cut. Minimising costs, manual rework and concessions, while machine productivity is maximised.

Although sounding like a dream, it is a reality for the many companies who use MSP’s award winning system for eliminating errors from part production.

Machine and part setup

There are two main reasons why parts do not routinely pass final inspection. The first is poor machine tool geometric performance, in both absolute terms and drift over time, affecting its capability for accurate machining.

The second is poor part setup, which results in machining programs incorrectly aligned to the part. The complexity of multi-curved parts on 5-axis machine tools makes setup
impossible without expensive tooling or NC-PerfectPart.

Secondary errors, including condition of supply, pallet loading systems and temperature, compound the first two problems to make accurate part setup beyond the scope of operators.



Simple push-button interface

Simple push-button interface

NC-PerfectPart is designed for operators. Training takes a day. The effortless green for GO, red for NO GO interface makes correcting part misalignment errors as easy as pushing a button.



Fully traceable archive

Fully traceable archive

NC-PerfectPart archives detailed reports for both the machine performance, and the part’s condition of supply and alignment, giving full traceability. Results can be viewed over time to assess process capability.



Automated part setup

Automated part setup

NC-PerfectPart automates part setup and is the most significant step you can take to improve part quality. Part measurement is automatic, the alignment adjustment is automatic and the whole process takes a few minutes. As parts become increasingly complex, the removal of manual setup is a critical factor.



Multiple alignments

Multiple alignments

NC-PerfectPart is especially suited to composite parts prone to distortion or variable thickness. Where there is no overall single alignment, incremental setup stages are used within the process to align the part. Large structures often exhibit the same issues.



Simple integration

Simple integration

NC-PerfectPart is designed to work alongside your existing processes not replace them. Installation and integration takes a few days
and is compatible with all major CAD systems. It is so simple to use, that operators can be trained in a day. It simply integrates with your numerical control system.



Condition of supply

Condition of supply

NC-PerfectPart reports whether there is enough material to clean up, or if the part is under-sized. It answers the question, is it worth machining at all? The archived report supports any part rejection audit. As well as making perfect parts our aim is to stop you making bad ones.



Increase profits

Increase profits

NC-PerfectPart sets parts up in minutes. Machine time per part is reduced so more production time is available. Zero concessions and scrap reduce your costs per part. Simpler fixtures means lower tooling costs. Your investment is often recouped in days and increasing profits thereafter.



Generic workholding

Generic workholding

NC-PerfectPart allows innovative fixture design. Our system aligns parts, so there is no requirement for the fixture to do so. Expensive fixtures with alignment capability are unnecessary. Simple cost effective fixtures can be used, often giving better part access, so mid-process setup steps can be removed. This allows continuous single programs and can reduce machine time by up to 80%.



Stable schedules

Stable schedules

NC-PerfectPart is an automated system using machine tool probing. The result is a fixed setup time, usually measured in minutes, ensuring your part production schedules are always met. Variability of time on the machine is eliminated.



Uniform part quality

Uniform part quality

NC-PerfectPart traps errors in machine performance, fixture tolerance build up and other part setup issues. These errors manifest themselves as differences in final inspection. Getting processes under control by removing these errors stops this variation, providing consistency and improved quality.



Detect errors early

Detect errors early

NC-PerfectPart has many in-process checks including condition of supply before the machining has begun. Errors are detected before they affect your part. Machine tool probing is used to give you the confidence to remove all other time-consuming and expensive in-process measurement systems.



Business continuity management

Business continuity management

NC-PerfectPart is capable of transferring part alignment information between machines. A machine failure need not be a production emergency, as any part, even mid-machining, can be relocated to another machine for completion.


Demonstration


Not only do we understand the reasons for your problems, our engineers have spent many years developing the solution


Uniform part quality. Reduce part to part variation

NC-PerfectPart traps errors in machine performance, fixture tolerance build up and other part setup issues. These errors manifest themselves as differences in final inspection. Getting processes under control by removing these errors stops this variation, providing consistency and improved quality.

Composite part


NC-Checker

The perfect machine. Trust your machine tool

The foundation of NC-PerfectPart technology is understanding your machine tool geometry and probing system. If they cannot be trusted, your ability to produce a perfect part is compromised.

NC-Checker


The perfect part. Green to go, red to stop

What an operator needs is a simple automated GO/NO-GO solution. A series of green screens that drive the part process. However, making a perfect part is also about not creating a bad one. Our system inserts checks into each stage of your process and raises a red stop screen if an error is found. You have the power to correct the error before proceeding. With NC-PerfectPart you can be confident every part will come off your machine perfectly.

Any part misalignment is displayed for the operator.

The part misalignment is automatically compensated for prior to machining.

Part alignment