MAL Manufacturing Automation Laboratories Inc. develops and markets the most advanced machining process simulation and process optimization software in the world
The mission of MAL Inc. is to provide the most advanced, science-based but industry friendly machining process simulation and optimization software along with the strong and prompt technical support with continuously updated technology backed up by the world class research laboratory.
What we do
Measurements of machine tool dynamic stiffness; optimization of feeds, speed and depth of cuts for a given machine, cutter and work material; chatter vibration prediction and avoidance; spindle design, analysis and virtual testing; experimental modal analysis; virtual CNC systems simulation and design are all parts of our expertise.
At Sandvik Coromant we use the software CutPro as a powerful tool for analyzing new world leading designs of cutting tools. CutPro is commonly used in our work shops to ensure that tools run at good cutting conditions and that different designs of cutting tools are compared under equal conditions.
Before we used CutPro to eliminate chatter vibrations, hearing protection was not enough to get operators to setup the parts at the loading station next to the machine. After we optimized the programs, the operators do not need hearing protection anymore, and at the same time the cycle time was reduced . . .
"MAL set up an accelerometer on the part and attached it via USB to a laptop to chart vibration frequency. On the very first set of taps, they recommended we run at 17,000 RPM, and that did the trick. We got rid of the chatter, increased the feed rate, and eliminated the finishing pass. Within minutes . . .
It takes lots of time to meet the customers' needs when they ask special material or parts machining. After we use CutPro to find the sweet point of machining, it eliminates the chatter vibration and reduces our try-error time. The CutPro really makes money for us.
ANDREY SAVILOV, PROFESSOR - Irkutsk State Technical University, Russia
We use CutPro to increase productivity of machining in different areas, especially in aerospace industry. Using CutPro you can get benefits even if you have machine tools with low power spindles and low stiffness.
Next field where we apply MAL software is the cutter design. We can estimate . . .