ICTM Collaborative R&D 2021

Advanced Cutting Materials for Milling of Nickel-Based Alloys

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What impact do advanced cutting materials have onto the machining of nickel-based alloys?


Challenge and Motivation

  • Advanced cutting materials like Ceramic and CBN offer advantageous productivity in hard-to-cut materials such as nickel-based alloys.
  • The resulting surface integrity of the workpiece after finishing with advanced cutting tools and progressive cutting parameters is insufficiently investigated.


  • Benchmark of achieved productivity in blade manufacturing (state-of-the-art vs. advanced cutting material).
  • Evaluation of resulting surface integrity and economic evaluation for both processes.