Title: Tendency of the tool developments for the machining with undefined cutting edges

Authors: Taghi Tawakoli

Addresses: Institute of Grinding and Precision Technology (KSF), Furtwangen University, Villingen-Schwenningen, 78054, Germany

Abstract: The development of new tools and systems in the last decades is basically a response to the demanding market related to the precision engineering. Higher material removal rate, smaller tolerances, superior surface quality and roughness and cost effective processes are the main targets in this regard. This paper summarises some of the recent innovative developments aimed at achieving the mentioned targets. Here, the aim is just to have a brief and compact information about the core and main concept of the innovations and not detail explanation; however, the references provide more information regarding the novel concepts and tools.

Keywords: grinding tools; undefined cutting edges; chip formation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMMS.2008.023227

International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems, 2008 Vol.1 No.4, pp.389 - 400

Published online: 14 Feb 2009 *

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