How do the grinding process and the tungsten carbide grade affect the cutting tool performance?
Challenge and Motivation
- Extensive tool wear in machining of new and advanced alloys leads to high tool costs
- Grinding process affects tool performance, dependent on carbide grade (different sensitivity)
- Increased wear resistance leads to higher productivity
- Phenomenological analysis of key performance driver (interactions between carbide grade and grinding parameter) with regard to process behavior (tool wear, cutting force)
- Identification of potentials for improvement of cutting tool performance