Can anyone give me suggestions on a database for monitoring tool wear?
IMPORTANT: I think we are making an assumption not in evidence - that the original post is referring to production tools versus inspection "tools" or instruments. The first query is about a "database" setup. Marc's query, on the other hand, asks about "monitoring" tool wear. "Database setup" implies the poster already is capable of monitoring the tool wear and wants a method to store and use the data he/she generates. Let's look at Marc's query first, since it is most recent.Randy Stewart said:Back in my days with soft tool dies & stampings we used first & last piece off and digital scans. Once buy-off was achieved (per CMM), a digital scan of the die was produced from which a cutter path could be made. The digital scan captured all the dimensional tweaking that went into producing the acceptable panel. Then upon completion of the run, we did another CMM check. By comparing first and last we could calculate how much wear had occured and predict when tool maintenance was needed. These calculations were used for MTBF & MTTR.