Tongtai iVU Series Ultrasonic Assisted Machining Centers Featured in Cutting Tool Engineering Magazine
We’re excited to share a recent article in Cutting Tool Engineering Magazine that features our very own Tongtai iVU Series Rotary Ultrasonic Assisted Machining Centers! The article focuses on the increasing popularity of ultrasonic-assisted machining in the manufacturing industry and the benefits of these machine tools.
Ultrasonic-assisted (UA) machining combines acoustic waves with conventional machining methods to drastically reduce the cutting force needed and the amount of heat generated while machining parts. This has a number of benefits, including:
- Hard and brittle materials are economically processed
- Ultrafine finishes and surface quality with Ra < 0.2 µ
- Reduced process force for less sub-surface damage
- Tighter tolerances
- Improved tool life
- High-efficiency machining
With our Tongtai iVU Series Rotary Ultrasonic Assisted Machining Centers, manufacturers get a combination of high-speed spindle rotation and high-frequency vertical vibration of the cutting tool, which provides reduced cutting force and increased productivity. The tool cuts 3 to 5 times faster than conventional methods.
The iVU Series is ideal for micro-hole drilling and machining glass, ceramic, hardened steel, aluminum, high-nickel alloys, sapphire, silicon carbide, quartz and any other non-ferrous materials. Additionally, as a compact 3-5 axis vertical machining center, the iVU Series takes up less floor space while delivering more parts per hour than competitors’ machines.
Click here to read the full article or call us today at 800-852-7825 to learn more about the benefits of ultrasonic-assisted machining from the experts at Absolute Machine Tools, Inc.!