Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Technical Review
    Vol. 52 No. 3 (2015)   Machine Tools
    Technical Papers

    Modern Technology that Achieves Minute Cuts for Carbide and Brittle Materials

    Yoshikatsu Sato,

    In cutting processing, recent years have seen the need to process workpieces of various materials including carbide, brittle materials and other difficult-to-machine materials, as well as easy-to-machine ones including copper and graphite, with high accuracy and high efficiency. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has satisfied such needs with the μV1 micro milling machine, our independently-developed optical image type tool measuring system, as well as by enhancing machining technology, enabling different existing processing machines used for different workpiece materials and/or different processes to be integrated into a single unit.