WIT Press


Machine Tools For Future Oriented Production

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/LAMDAMAP030261

Volume

44

Pages

28

Published

2003

Size

1,185 kb

Author(s)

N. Hennes

Abstract

Machine tools for future oriented production N. Hennes DS Technologie GmbH, Werkzeumaschinenbau GmbH, Monchengladbach, Germany 1 Introduction Modem production companies have to respond to shorter product life cycles and rapid changes in product properties with flexible production, high delivery reliability and low production costs. Such qualities are in large part guaranteed by appropriately designed machine tools. Whereas machine tool development in recent years was marked above all by continually higher speed requirements for machines and components, other - in part opposing - machine requirements are now becoming the focus of the users' attention. A basic precondition for elaborating machine tool concepts is that they have to meet process requirements (see Figure 1). Workpiece accuracy, piece numbers and process data determine in large part the required properties of the machine tool. In addition to process-induced machine requirements, the range of services offered by the machine manufactu

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