Krist Mielnik

Various parameters affect the quality of a machining operation. These include the cutting conditions, which in turn depend on other factors. Sometimes cutting conditions are not available from suppliers or adjustments are needed. Standardised techniques exist to take the guesswork out of optimal cutting conditions.

Tom Jacobs

The EMO fair in Hanover took place recently. The theme this year at the machining trade fair was Industry 4.0. Siemens presented their Active Vibration Absorber Unit at EMO Hanover that attenuates vibrations with counter-vibrations.

Tom Jacobs

The EMO fair in Hanover took place recently. The theme this year at the machining trade fair was Industry 4.0. Alicona was showcasing an optical 3D measuring system integrated into a cobot. This allows greater flexibility when measuring products.

Tom Jacobs

Recent research has shown that the use of several sensors is the best way to measure the amount of wear and tear during machining. The combination of different physical parameters seems to say more than a single signal.

Tom Jacobs

Metal working traditionally generates high temperatures so that cooling agents have to be applied. High temperatures increase the wear on tools. Fluids with extremely low temperatures are used with cryogenic machining that results in better productivity and quality.