April 13, 2018
The Innovation Center for Production Engineering (an organization of Chubu University) held a lecture on March 5, 2018 (photo). About 40 people from the machine tool industry, automobile industry and optical relation industry attended the lecture. In the special lecture, three researchers from the organization and the university participated as speakers.
Akira Hosokawa, the professor of Kanazawa University, gave a lecture on turning processing of difficult-to-cut materials with ADRT tool. In ADRT, in which turning machining is performed by rotating a circular tool, the heating and cooling of the cutting edge is repeated during machining. Since the thermal load on the tool is reduced, it is expected to be applied to the machining of difficult-to-cut materials. Professor Hosokawa explained the superiority of ADRT in machining difficult-to-machine materials and the optimum machining condition in terms of cutting temperature, cutting resistance and chips. Four professors from Chubu University also participated in the center and reported on their research results. Professor Hirofumi Suzuki introduced a highly efficient micro-machining technique of titanium for implants. The organization was established by the university in 1988 for the purpose of technical research through industry-academia collaboration.