Machine tool manufacturers continue to promote new products to help tool manufacturers and grinding factories improve work efficiency and reduce costs. In order to increase the utilization rate of machine tools and reduce labor costs, automation is increasingly being valued. At the same time, through the development of software, the machine tool can expand the operating functions, and can economically arrange the production schedule under the condition of small production batch and short delivery cycle. In addition, increase the power of the machine tool to adapt to diversified needs and broaden the range of specifications for grinding tools.
The development of CNC tool grinders in the future is mainly reflected in three aspects:
1. Automation: When the tool manufacturer produces new tools, the efficiency is high due to the large batches. But the tool grinding plant does not have this condition, and only solves the efficiency problem through automation. Tool dressers do not require unmanned operation of machine tools, but hope that one operator can take care of multiple machine tools to control costs.
2. High precision: Many manufacturers regard reducing operation time as their primary goal, but other manufacturers put the quality of parts in the most important position (such as high-precision tool and medical parts manufacturers). With the improvement of grinding machine production technology, newly developed machine tools can guarantee very strict tolerances and exceptional finishes.
3. Application software development: Now the factory hopes that the higher the degree of automation of the grinding process, the better, regardless of the production batch size, the key to the problem is to achieve flexibility. Luo Baihui, Secretary-General of the International Mould Association, said that the work of the Association’s Tool Committee in recent years includes the establishment of an automatic loading and unloading system for tools and grinding wheels, so as to realize the grinding process unattended or minimized. He emphasized that the reason for the increasing importance of software is that the number of high-level workers who are able to manually grind complex tools is decreasing. In addition, hand-made tools are also difficult to meet the requirements of modern machine tools for cutting speed and accuracy. Compared with CNC grinding, manual grinding will reduce the quality and consistency of the cutting edge. Because during manual grinding, the tool must lean on the supporting piece, and the grinding direction of the grinding wheel points to the cutting edge, which will produce edge burrs. The opposite is true for CNC grinding. There is no need for a support plate during work, and the grinding direction deviates from the cutting edge, so there will be no edge burrs.
As long as you grasp the three directions of CNC tool grinders in the future, you can gain a firm foothold in the wave of the world