Collaborative R&D Project 2016

Process Optimization for Solid Ceramic End Mills

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What are the possibilities and limits of solid ceramic end mills in turbomachinery?


Challenge and Motivation

  • Demand for machining of nickel-based alloy due to undesirable material properties
  • Increased material removal rates by use of innovative solid ceramic end mills


  • Experimental investigation of limits and possibilities for ceramic end mills
  • Investigation of surface integrity after the use of ceramic end mills
  • Economical benchmark of solid ceramic and solid carbide end mills