Reduction of Chatter Vibrations Thanks to LAVA
To reduce chatter vibrations, tool tooth frequencies are often checked and changed in the hope that chattering will decrease. This optimization strategy does not take into account the influence of the workpiece and fixture on the oscillating overall system. However, machine tools, fixtures and cutting tools form a complex overall system in terms of machine dynamics. A special application of LAVA is the consideration of the influences of the workpiece, the fixture, the cutting tool and the machining center. On the basis of this data, optimized cutting data is determined and thus achieved reduction of chatter vibrations leads to extended tool life and correspondingly reduced tool costs.