Investigations on chip flow control for coil edge machining

Tiffe, M.1, a; Vogel, F.1, b; Biermann, D.1, c; Geltz, N.2

Institut für Spanende Fertigung, Technische Universität Dortmund, Baroper Str. 303, 44227 Dortmund
Heinz Berger Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG, Kohlfurther Brücke 69, 42349 Wuppertal

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Steel strips are frequently used in the metal working industry for the manufacturing of tubes and bearing sleeves. These steel strips are produced by cold and warm rolling and are commonly coiled up for transportation purposes. Moreover, the obtained coils are split into customized sizes. In order to use the steel strips for further processing the edges need to be machined with respect to deburring and joint preparation. Therefore, specialized machine tools are used which apply common turning inserts with a translational cutting motion. On the one hand this process is high efficient but on the other hand the process reliability is affected by the formation of long continuous chips. In order to meet the requirements for an increased process reliability investigations on chip flow control are carried out with the aid of the finite element method (FEM). The acquired results are presented in this article.


Coil edge machining, chip formation, chip flow control, finite element method (FEM), chip formation simulation


Material Science & Engineering Technology, 48 (2017) 1, S. 5-11, doi: 10.1002/mawe.201400733