ICTM Collaborative R&D 2023

Process optimization and tool wear compensation for advanced cutting materials

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How to further optimize and qualify the advanced cutting processes for industrial application?

Challenge and Motivation

  • Advanced cutting tool materials allow a substantial increase in productivity when machining turbomachinery components made from nickel-based alloys.
  • In this year's project, process reliability and process understanding was significantly improved in roughing with SiAlON Ceramics and finishing with BL-PCBN.


  • Development of tool wear compensation for SiAlON high feed milling for a more uniform rest material situation.
  • Increase of process productivity by identification of maximum process parameters and investigation of surface integrity for qualification of the rim zone.