Machining is one of the major factors affecting costs and quality of components. With the classical machining processes turning and milling, extreme local deformations and heating occur in the process zone. These are demanding conditions for the tool and have significant effects on the quality of the workpiece surface with respect to roughness and near-surface residual stresses. MCL is conducting research in the field of machining simulation with focus on
- machinability of materials,
- influence of the machining process on fatigue and rolling contact fatigue lifetime,
- dynamics of the system workpiece – cutting insert – machine tool,
- ideal design of cutting inserts with respect to base material, coating and geometry.