Laboratory of chip technologies and processes

Main goals and activities of the laboratory:

The laboratory of chip technologies and processes creates a technical background for solving research and development tasks in machining metals, plastics, and composite materials. One of the main goals is the offer of services associated with optimizing the cutting process in terms of tools, machined material, and cutting conditions. The laboratory is mainly focused on the technology of turning, milling, drilling, and grinding.

Laboratory of chip technologies and processes

The professional focus of the laboratory:

  • specification and evaluation of technical characteristics and reliability of cutting tools
  • definition of cutting conditions and their optimization in terms of a cutting tool and machined material
  • technological aspects assessment of process fluids
  • chip formation analysis when machining an instrument with a defined cutting edge geometry
  • evaluation of the surface quality and dimensional stability of the machine part after machining

Equipment and measuring systems:


Machinery equipment

  • CNC lathes DMG MORI CLX 350 a CHEVALIER FLC 400, SU 50/1500. Workpiece size Ø 320 – 530 mm
  • CNC milling machines DMG MORI CMX 600, FNG 32. Workpiece size až 600 × 560 × 510 mm
  • drill VS40 sprint
  • grinding machines – center grinding machine USR 500 N, BPH 320A, BPH 20, EBN 2-C, BN 102
  • saw – PILOUS AGR 300+H.F.

Equipment and measuring systems

  • piezoelectric dynamometer KISTLER 9265 B
  • strain gauge two-component dynamometer for drilling
  • Accu-Lube micro lubrication system
  • SBS dynamic balancing system
  • system for monitoring the surface grinding process
  • three-phase power analyzer DW–6092
  • method for measuring the temperature during machining

Offered technologies and expert activities:


Cutting tools

  • design and optimization of cutting tool geometry
  • evaluation of durability and reliability of cutting tools
  • evaluation of materials for tools and analysis of their applications

Machined materials (metals, plastics, composites)

  • machinability tests
  • analysis and evaluation of difficult-to-machine materials
  • assessment of the volume coefficient of chips
  • evaluation of workpiece surface integrity

Cutting conditions

  • definition, design, evaluation, and optimization of cutting conditions during machining
  • analysis and assessment of the influence of the cutting environment
  • evaluation of process fluids – anti-adhesion ability, adhesion, etc.

Monitoring of technological parameters

  • evaluation of technical parameters – cutting force, temperature, deformation, vibration, etc.
  • research and development in the field of intelligent machining