Cryogenic machining is more environmentally sound than other coolants, as no chemicals are involved. The cryogenic machining process enables higher metal removal rates and longer tool life by delivering liquid nitrogen at 160 deg C through the spindle or turret, cutter body or cutting tool directly to the cutting edge.
“Cryogenic machining is particularly suited to the processing of tough materials like, titanium, diesel and compacted graphite irons, hardened/stainless/alloy steels and ceramic matrix composites,” said Mike Judge, executive vice president of 5ME.
Henry Kim, director, product engineering, DMTA, said that the collaboration will enable them to help manufacturers process the materials of tomorrow with technology that is available today, whilst going green and boosting productivity through cryogenic machining technology.
In the fourth quarter of 2017, DMTA will host a demonstration at 5ME’s cryogenic machining technology centre in Michigan, US. A four-axis horizontal machining centre equipped with cryogenics will be cutting a variety of tough-to-machine materials commonly used throughout the aerospace, automotive, construction, as well as the die and mould industries.
APMEN News, Sep 2017