Events

Seminar on Cutting Tools Grinding Technology

Date: 01 Apr 2009 - 01 Apr 2009

Venue: SIMTech Auditorium, Tower Block, Level 3

Introduction
Micro cutting tools and super hard cutting tools are widely used in precision engineering, aerospace and automotive industries. Fabrication of these tools is a challenge for the cutting tool manufacturing industry. The objective of this seminar is to provide a platform for participants to gain a better understanding of the current technological developments of grinding of micro tools and super hard tools as well as relevant grinding process simulation, grinding wheel and coolant technologies. This seminar is co-organised by  Munger Machine Tool Pte Ltd.

Abstracts
1. Grinding of micro tools by Mr Adrian Schär
Machining micro parts is recognised as one of the most difficult of manufacturing tasks. Tolerances can be difficult to maintain, components are fragile and easy to be broken, handling can be complex, improper tool clamping affects part quality. This presentation will introduce solution for manufacturing micro tool.

2. Grinding of super hard materials such CBN, PCD, CVD by Mr Adrian Schär
The applications of cutting tools made by super hard materials are increasing rapidly in various industries such as precision engineering, automotive and aerospace. These tools are used for creating high precise components or cutting tough materials. This presentation will introduce technology for grinding these super hard materials such as CBN, PCD and CVD into cutting tool.

3. Software for rotary tools by Mr Gustav Heer
This presentation will introduce simulation of the actual grinding process and presents it in a 3D display. Even extremely complex and precision manufactured tools are simulated with absolute detail and accuracy. If the 3D tool simulation is used together with the collision monitoring software, the machine model is likewise displayed during the animation of the grinding process.

4. Optimising the grinding process with the right wheel by Mr Roland Oppliger
This presentation will introduce specifications of grinding wheels in detail. The speaker will explain how the grinding wheel affects the process and how to optimise process parameters with proper wheels.

5. How does the coolant influence the grinding process by Mr Rico Pollak
The type of coolant and its concentration depends on the material, abrasive, and grinding process. This presentation will talk about correlation among coolant and other process conditions.

6. Laser machining of tungsten carbide by Ms Tan Joo Lett
This presentation will introduce latest technology of machining tungsten carbide by laser which is developed in SIMTech.

 

About the Speakers
Mr Adrian Schär, Regional Sales Manager and Cutting Tool Specialist, Ewag AG
Mr Gustav Heer, Application Engineer and Trainer for the Tool Grinding Software, NUM AG 
Mr Roland Oppliger, Grinding Wheel Specialist and Owner of the Company, Ultrawheels
Mr Rico Pollak, Head of Grinding Technologies, Blaser Swisslube 
Ms Tan Joo Lett, Senior Research Engineer, SIMTech 
 

Programme
8.30am            Registration
9.00am            Introduction to SIMTech and PE-COI by Dr Lim Gnian Cher, Director, PE COI
9.20am Grinding of micro tools, Mr Adrian Schär
10.10am            Tea break
10.30am            Grinding of super hard materials such CBN, PCD, CVD by Mr Adrian Schär
11.20am            Software for rotary tools by Mr Gustav Heer
1.10pm Lunch & networking
2.00pm Optimising the grinding process with the right wheel by Mr Roland Oppliger
2.50pm How does the coolant influence the grinding process by Mr Rico Pollak
3.40pm Tea break
4.00pm Laser machining of tungsten carbide by Ms Tan Joo Lett
4.30pm Introduction of cutting tool technologies consortium
4.50pm Lab demonstration
5.30pm End


Who Should Attend
Engineers, managers, researchers who work in cutting tool manufacturing, industry professionals from precision engineering, aerospace and automotive sectors, and academic staff and students.

Registration 
Registration for the seminar is free of charge. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  
 
Enquiries
For technical enquiries, please contact Mr Wu Hu, Machining Technology Group, Email: hwu@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg; Tel: 6793 8339
 
For general enquiries, please contact Alice Koh, Email: kohth@scei.a-star.edu.sg, Tel: 6793 8249