After our workshop focused on mould steels in May and on aluminium in September, we will be organising this third and last practical workshop on stainless steel machining.
Choosing cutting conditions based on experience alone may not always be efficient in machining, because it relies on subjective judgment and past experiences, which may not always be applicable to every machining operation. Every machining process is unique, and even a small variation in the workpiece material, tool geometry or other machining parameters can significantly affect the cutting performance. If the cutting conditions are not optimised for the specific machining operation, it can lead to various issues such as poor surface finish, tool wear, and reduced tool life, which can result in increased manufacturing costs, longer lead times, and decreased productivity. Therefore, it is important to use objective and data-driven methods to optimise the cutting conditions to ensure better quality and first-time-right machining.
We have recently developed a model-based machining platform to analyse and optimise cutting conditions using data-driven approaches. The models incorporate several analytical calculations from literature and research to estimate the effect of different cutting parameters on the outcomes, such as tool deflection, process stability and more. The platform has tools to visualise different outcomes with the help of heat maps that can help in make the right choice.
After our workshop on mould steels and aluminium we will now focus on stainless steel: precision and dimensional accuracy, quality, and economics
In this practical workshop you will get acquainted with the different models, the relationships behind and learn how to put them into practice to achieve an optimal cutting process.
You will learn quick insights on the following:
- How to select the best tool and cutting conditions for the application?
- Understanding vibrations, precision, tool life and wear
- How to apply the platform for specific application?
The impact of good and bad decisions will be demonstrated in a hands-on practical session in our machining lab.
This workshop will be useful for process engineers, machinists, and operators from your machine shop.
Be sure to register quickly and secure your seat, as the number of attendees is limited.
This workshop is organised as part of the COOCK project ’Model-based processing in which the ‘Model-based processing’ platform was developed with support from VLAIO.
Building M, Maaklab
Universiteitslaan 2, 8500 Kortrijk