Project Description

The main goal of this project is the development of laser processing machines to process complex PCD/CVD-D/CBN cutting tools by means of a novel dual laser processing head concept.

Abstract

The development of these laser processing machines will lead to a rapid processing of PCD/CVD-D/CBN cutting tools using two processing heads. Thus, the processing time will be reduced significantly. To achieve this, accelerated material removal of the tool's contour is carried out by a cutting head using a nanosecond laser. Subsequently, ultrafine finishing of the tool's contour and chip breaker is carried out using a picosecond laser. A new modular machine generation will be developed which adopts this duality concept.

Project Details

Coordinator: 
ETH Zürich
Partners: 
inspire AG, CH
EWAG AG, CH
Contact: 
Prof Konrad Wegener
Duration: 
01.09.2012 - 01.09.2015
Budget: 
1,118,016 CHF
Our Services: 
Proposal Writing
Funding Programme: 
  • CTI
Area: 
Manufacturing