Research machine for the University of Stuttgart
The University of Stuttgart has installed a tool grinding machine for research purposes. Walter Maschinenbau GmbH and the Institute for Machine Tools of the University of Stuttgart are thereby increasing their technical cooperation.
In December last year, WALTER provided the Institute for Machine Tools (IfW) at the University of Stuttgart with a CNC tool grinding machine for research purposes. The machine is intended to serve as a research facility for students. In addition to a weak-point analysis, other interesting research results will to be shared in close exchange with WALTER.
For the IfW it is the first CNC tool grinding machine ever. To be able to operate the machine correctly, several days of product training, completed at WALTER in Tübingen was necessary. For three days, an employee of the institute and a student learned to use the in-house grinding software HELITRONIC TOOL STUDIO, with which rotationally symmetrical tools and production parts can be designed, programmed, simulated and produced. Afterwards they will be able to apply the acquired basic knowledge in practice in the institute directly on the tool grinding machine provided by WALTER.
In the Institute for Machine Tools (IfW) at the University of Stuttgart, research projects in the field of design and optimization of machine tools and cutting production technology are carried out by over 30 research assistants and student assistants.
For more information about the IfW Stuttgart: www.ifw.uni-stuttgart.de