Productive Machines makes autonomous machine tool optimisation available to all

Software allows manufacturers to easily eliminate chatter vibrations in CNC milling machines across the whole toolpath and make significant quality, productivity and sustainability improvements.

Sheffield, UK, 10 April 2024: Productive Machines, a provider of autonomous machine tool optimisation technology, today made its core technology available in a fully automated Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering. Productive Machines' pioneering SenseNC Finesse software is the world's first to provide automated optimisation of all milling operations, enabling manufacturers to set up each machine tool and run the production preventing chatter vibrations at every cutter location across the toolpath.


The software uses an Artificial Intelligence (AI) model to optimise machine processes and is deployed at more than ten major manufacturers already, including Renault and MASA Aerospace. By making it available as an automated SaaS product, Productive Machines aims to help many more manufacturers globally eliminate trial and error iterations on machine tools, reduce waste and deliver better products faster.

Machines configured with Productive Machines' have demonstrated the ability to produce parts in half the original time, significantly improve surface quality, and reduce waste by up to 25 percent. Users have reported a substantial decrease in tooling costs, up to 20 percent, on optimised machines.

SenseNC Finesse is now available to manufacturers using Siemens NX CAM software via a software plug-in, enabling them to improve the performance of existing machines within their chosen CAM environment. Productive Machines will launch a plug-in for Mastercam users this summer and make its software available to users of CAM software from other vendors in the coming months.

Dr Erdem Ozturk, CEO at Productive Machines, comments: "Since the beginning of our journey, manufacturers have told us they needed an optimisation solution that doesn't need extensive experience to use. We've poured more than 100 years of our cumulative machining dynamics and software engineering expertise into creating our autonomous, easy-to-use solution that machine operators, application engineers and CAM programmers of all levels can use to utilise machine tools to their full potential."

"We've successfully demonstrated the effectiveness of our technology in some of the world's most sophisticated manufacturing environments, and today's launch is a huge milestone in making it accessible to all machine shops that want to reduce lead times and enhance quality, productivity, and sustainability."

The efficiency of SenseNC Finesse can be seen at work at the MACH Exhibition from 15-19 April at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham. Productive Machines will be running demos in Hall 6, stand 60.

About Productive Machines:
Productive Machines is making autonomous machine tool process optimisation more accessible to manufacturers. It uses AI to predict and mitigate the influence of harmful vibrations in milling processes, enabling manufacturers to reduce lead times and improve quality, productivity and sustainability. Spun-out from The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) in 2021, investors in Productive Machines include Boeing HorizonX Ventures, UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund (UKI2S), Innovate UK, Fuel Ventures, NPIF - Mercia Equity Finance and ACT Venture Partners. Its technology is already used by major manufacturing companies, including Renault, MASA Aerospace and AML. For more information, please visit productivemachines.co.uk

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