Collaborative R&D Project 2018

Passive Vibration Elimination – High Damping Materials in Tool Systems

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How can novel high-damping materials be used in tool holder system to reduce vibrations in milling?


Challenge and Motivation

  • Vibrations during finish milling of turbine blades and similar thin-walled parts lead to unacceptable surface quality and short tool life.
  • Increased damping can improve process performance.


  • Reduce vibrations in finish milling of turbine blades by using high damping materials in tool system.
  • Increase repeatability and surface quality during finishing of thin-walled, complex work pieces.