High Permformance Cutting of Light Metal Alloys


The use of light metal alloys such as magnesium and aluminum alloys are demanded strengthened by the vehicle technology. Magnesium alloys cause tool wear at small wear rates and allow high material removal rates. By wet and dry cutting however professional chip handling is necessary, in order to minimise fire and explosion risks. For this reason an exhaust system was developed, which sucks off the chips completely from the rake and removes the chips through the tool, the clamping and the spindle. By finishing of transmission boxes the material removal rate could be additivly increased by an unorthodox path strategy. In addition the straight-line tool path was replaced by a circular path adapted to the workpiece outline.

This project was promoted thankworthily by the European Union (EU).


Do you have questions concerning this project?

Your contact:
Martin Seimann, M.Sc.
Workgroup Leader
Herwart-Opitz-Haus 54B 304
Tel.: +49 241 80-28020
Fax: +49 241 80-22293
Mail: M.Seimann@wzl.rwth-aachen.de