ICTM Collaborative R&D 2023

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Can tool usage be maximized by automated sister tool change based on manufacturing process data?

Challenge and Motivation

  • Varying cutting tool quality and raw part material conditions lead to variations in tool life.
  • This results in high safety margins and therefore to inefficient tool usage and sometimes nonconformities.


  • Maximize tool usage by adoption of machine tool data for dynamic tool change intervals.
  • Demonstration and evaluation of the proposed method for relevant application.