Laser assisted chip control technology
according to mark Walther, President of Americhip international, Inc. in Plymouth, Michigan, laser assisted chip control technology can reduce processing costs by up to 60%. This new technology completely eliminates the formation of long and banded chips, which will cause many problems in the processing process
laser assisted chip control device can reduce processing time by up to 70%
the most common technology to prevent the formation of long chips is to use a blade with chip breaking function. Walther, President of Americhip international, Inc., said, "when you use a chip breaker to control chips, you usually use a relatively small feed rate and cutting depth. If you use our system, you can not only improve the feed rate and cutting depth, but also cut all chips in one process, with good surface finish, without using a chip breaker to carry out many slow machining processes."
americhip's laser assisted chip control system is an independent device, which uses a laser beam to draw a narrow groove on the surface of the material, so that small chips can be produced during processing, instead of growing banded chips. The drawn line virtually eliminates all problems related to chip
americhip's system uses a laser to draw a chip control groove on the surface of the part
the laser beam is focused on the material. When the energy of the laser beam melts and vaporizes the metal, a stream of compressed air blows the molten metal out of the groove. Low laser energy and high speed produce shallow grooves; Higher energy and lower speed can produce deeper groovesWalther also said, "we use prepared and usable parts, but you can't do this with just a laser. We have invested nearly $9million to develop this process and make it a patent, which really ensures its repeatability. It can always be adjusted to changing sizes and always bring the movable table back to its original position without deep grooving."
americhip's system uses laser to draw chip control grooves on the surface of parts
this process uses a manipulator and emits focused laser through the wire bundle of fiber optic cables. This laser head provides energy through pulsed nd:yag or super mode CW nd:yag lasers. When the power supply of the laser rises to the preset parameters, the manipulator moves to the starting point of the first scoring position. A capacitive height signal sensing focusing head moves in place, and the coaxial gas solenoid valve opens. Then, when the robot starts to move and draw slots, the shutter of the laser opens
during slotting, the capacitive sensor keeps the system focused. Any change in the geometry of the part or the thickness of the material is measured by a capacitive sensor, and the depth of the notch can be continuously adjusted by the focusing head system. Grooving is usually changed by taking 0.010 inch as the first gear. This can create a very short time and distance for the intermittent cutting of the tool, but it is enough to ensure that only small chips are produced
the process of notching on the workpiece can process parts with high speed and without coolant. Walther said, "our process completely ignores the coolant. If you want to use it, you can also use it. But if you use the usual processing method, your parts may reach 157 ° F. if you use our process, it will only reach 103 ° F. almost all the heat is dissipated with small chips."
"compared with the usual chip breaker processing, our system is like cutting tofu. A company producing a certain amount of parts may need 10 machine tools and 10 operators. If using our system, the efficiency is much higher, and it may only need two machine tools and two workers." Walther also said that although in the experiment, the upper part of the section of the experimental material in bending is the compression zone, and the lower part is the tension zone Taking the rectangular homogeneous section as an example, the strength of the outer edge of Zui in the compression and tension area is called the zigzag strength. Their system has been upgraded by one level in the whole processing process, but the total processing time can be greatly shortened
americhip provides users with three optional processes: Americhip adjusts and operates the laser assisted chip control system on any customer equipment in the customer supply chain; Americhip adjusts a system, which is operated by the customer; Or Americhip manufactures customer parts on Americhip's equipment. The company does not sell its system. The company charges according to who operates the system and the total number of parts produced
wslther said, "we always have this system, which allows customers to adhere to the parameter form output before the last power failure. Users can use this system on their equipment or anywhere in their supply chain, so as to reduce handling." He also said: "customers can pay for each part, or according to the usage and we have to install several systems on their equipment to pay the cheaper cost. In this way, customers can not spend a lot of investment to obtain all the advantages of the" investment agreement for the innovation project of upgrading and transforming 500000 tons of titanium concentrate into titanium chloride slag "signed by longmang Baili and Yanbian County People's government."
in addition to the system running on Americhip equipment, two systems have been installed on the customer's site, and General Motors has just received an order for two more systems. Their main market is mass-produced car, truck and tractor manufacturers, but they have also developed and are beginning to provide a flexible processing system for Texas oil pipeline manufacturers
walther said: "The biggest problem of oil pipeline manufacturers is the thread processing of their pipelines. We have developed a system for them. This system only uses one process, which can complete the work that they usually use 3 to 6 processes. The main reason for pipeline leakage is due to chip dragging in processing. We have completely eliminated this problem. We have completely eliminated their most serious bottleneck - cutting threads, and they don't have to be here." It costs a lot of investment. "Americhip has a laboratory and production plant in Plymouth, Michigan, and recently added metallurgical test equipment, which can ensure that their indoor work can be part of the prototype manufacturing process of user parts. When customers are expected to provide blueprints or CAD drawings of their parts, Americhip will show how much performance improvement their system can provide
walther said, "our system encourages you to reconsider your processing process. We have shown that our system has the potential to reduce costs by 60% and cycle time by 70% compared with your current processing process." (end)