EWI and Ultrasonic-assisted Machining in CUTTING TOOL ENGINEERING Magazine
By Rebecca Gurk on Friday, December 16th, 2016
Cutting Tool Engineering Magazine recently interviewed EWI Technology Leader Matt Short to learn more about ultrasonic-assisted (UA) machining technology, and its advantages for manufacturers. In the article “Sound Shakes Up Machining,” Short explains how UA machining reduces cutting force which significantly lowers the amount of heat and deformation produced during the process. This reduction, in turn, results in extended tool life, finer surface finishes, increase feed rates, tighter tolerances and fewer burrs.
“Every year, companies spend millions of dollars on ways to extract heat from the process,” Short said. “But … it is possible to leverage [UA machining] to not create heat in the first place.”
To read the full article in Cutting Tool Engineering, click here.