High-performance machining

Application of innovative technologies makes high-performance machining more effective

Due to rapid progress in production technology, processes are constantly optimized and often exhausted up to their performance limits. The introduction of new high-strength materials and wear-protective coatings continuously creates new challenges for machining. Thus, developing machining processes with geometrically defined cutting edges comprises analysis and optimization of characteristic process variables. Furthermore, it includes implementing resource-efficient cooling-lubrication strategies optimal for this process. In order to achieve essential economic progress, it is often no longer sufficient to optimize a single process. In this context hybrid technologies are ideal to overcome technological limits.

  • High-performance machining of titanium materials
  • 5-axis machining
  • Machining using high-pressure cooling
  • Ultrasonic assisted machining
  • Milling with cryogenic cooling
  • Finishing strategies for wear-protective coatings
  • Gear manufacturing processes of hobbing/gear skiving

  • Finishing with geometrically defined cutting edge
  • Cryogenic and vibration assisted drilling and milling
  • Optimization of cooling-lubrication strategies
  • Design and machining of wear-protective coatings
  • Machining of difficult-to-machine materials

Development of process chains

  • Market analysis
  • Investigation of process chains
  • Process optimization
  • Cost-benefit calculation
  • Development of manufacturing concepts
  • Rough and detailed planning of technological processes
  • Technological dimensioning of cutting machines
  • Preparation of specifications and machine concepts
  • Recommendations for machine investments
  • Design planning
  • Optimization of process control

Development and evaluation of machining strategies  

  • Market analysis
  • Feasibility studies
  • Technology development
  • Developing process characteristics and optimal machining strategies
  • Benchmarking of CAD/CAM systems
  • Manufacturing of prototypes

Quality assurance

  • Photogrammetrical logging of component and tool geometry
  • Measurement of components using confocal microscopy and fringe projection
  • Measuring of machines and tools
  • Structural analysis using scanning electron microscope

Machine technology

  • 5-axis machining center DMU210P
  • 5-axis Hexapod milling machine Mikromat 6X HEXA
  • 5-axis multifunction machine Dynapod
  • 5-axis milling machine DIGMA 850 HSC
  • 5-axis micro machining center KUGLER
  • 5-axis horizontal machining center HEC 630
  • 4-axis horizontal machining center HEC 500D XXL
  • CNC lathe N20 with high pressure unit
  • Turning and milling machining center GMX 250 linear


  • CAD systems: Inventor, Pro-Engineer, CATIA
  • CAM systems: Tebis, GIB CAD&CAM
  • Finite element software: DEFORM, MARC, ANSYS

Testing technology

  • Precision measuring machine PRISMO7S-ACC (ZEISS)
  • Various devices for measuring optical roughness and profiles
  • Confocal microscope, ITO Stuttgart University
  • White light interferometer, ITO Stuttgart University
  • MikroCAD, GFM Teltow
  • Vcheck, GFM Teltow
  • Scanning electron microscope, LEO Oberkochen
  • EDX system, Oxford Instruments
  • Optical measuring station UBM
  • Contact measuring devices for roughness and profiles, HOMMEL and Mitutoyo
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