14 Oct 2020
Okuma Researcher Wins a 2020 (16th) Precision Engineering
Society Technology Encouragement Award
An engineer belonging to our R&D Department received a 2020 (16th) Precision Engineering Society Technology Encouragement Award for his paper entitled "Study on the Influence of Machine Tool Factors on Tool Life in Cutting Titanium Alloys."
The Precision Engineering Society Technology Encouragement Award rewards rising researchers and engineers from companies with future potential who have made outstanding achievements in the field of precision engineering, for their efforts and diligence. The purpose of the award is to motivate efforts in vigorous research.
"Study on the Influence of the Machine Tool Factors on Tool Life in Cutting Titanium Alloys"
This research focuses on the gripping rigidity of workpieces near the cutting point and the supporting rigidity of tools as machine tool factors that influence tool life. We have developed a unique leaf spring structure milling tool that optimizes the support rigidity of the tool. With this technology, the service life of inexpensive tools not having complicated mechanisms can also be extended.
Mainly for customers in the aerospace and medical industries requiring the machining of difficult-to-cut materials, this technology is useful for improving productivity and reducing costs.