Weinert, K.; Engbert, T.; Grünert, S.; Hammer, N.:
In: Konferenzbeitrag, Sixth International Conference on HIGH SPEED MACHINING 2007


In industrial practice, the machining of lightweight profiles is associated with problems. During conventional machining operations, process stability is often affected by material-dependent adhesion at the cutting edges. Due to adhesion, the quality of surfaces and bore-holes as well as the reliability of the machining operation often become inadequate. The correct machining of thin-walled profiles is exceptionally difficult due to their elastic structure and their tendency to oscillate in the frame structure. During the machining of extruded steel wire reinforced light-metal-matrix profiles, tool wear is an additional crucial factor. The potentials and limitations of process design for high quality bore-holes produced by drilling and circular milling of conventional and steel-wire reinforced aluminium profiles are shown in the following article. Both, experimental research and simulation-based analyses form the basis of this paper.