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Machining specialist Basso Switzerland expands its ultra-modern technology center
The technical center was established in 2008 and currently covers an area of u200bu200babout 300 square meters and is located at the headquarters in Hasle-Rüegsau, Switzerland. Basso Switzerland has created the best conditions for simulating and testing the latest machining technologies in its technical center. As of March 11, 2013, the technical center has been equipped with two 5-axis machining centers, a turning and milling machining center, a 5-axis tool grinder and two new computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) workshops. CEO Mark Basso said, 'By testing the latest developed metalworking fluids for machining various materials and simulating almost real machining conditions, the machining results we will obtain at our Basso headquarters in Hasle-Rüegsau, This optimizes the quality of machining for the customer, increases productivity and economic efficiency.” Recently, the technology center confirmed that metalworking fluids have a significant impact on machining processes. In order to test the machining time required to drill a deep hole in tempered steel, the Technology Center, in collaboration with RWTH Aachen University, showed the speed of operation using the newly developed metalworking fluid, other conditions being held constant. The previous three minutes can be shortened to 10 seconds. Before working with Basso, RWTH Aachen had been using conventional cutting oils for machining operations, which typically required 3 minutes of machining time to drill a 200mm hole in tempered steel. The process conditions are as follows: Machining process: Deep hole drilling, 8mm diameter, 200mm depth Pre-machining of pilot holes with the same diameter and 16mm depth Material: 42CrMo4 + QT, tensile strength 1000 MPa Machine model: Mazak Variaxis 500 tools: Kennametal und Titex Drilling tools Cutting parameters: Vc-120 m/min, f-0.25 mm/revolution Machining cutting fluid processing methods and metal working cutting fluids have been strictly tested and adjusted. Water-soluble cutting/grinding fluid is pumped at high pressure (60 bar) to the tool to expel all chips produced and prevent possible downtime due to chip evacuation. By the end of the project, it took only 10 seconds to drill a hole with a depth of 200mm, 18 times more efficient! Another well-known project at the Technology Center is the machining of titanium components. Tool life can be extended by up to 30% with optimal metalworking fluids compared to conventional fluids. The operating conditions are as follows: Operation: Milling (Pocketing) Material: Titanium TiAl6V4 Machine Type: Mazak Variaxis 500 Tool: Sandvik VHM Mill Cutting Data: Vc-160 m/min, fz-0.15 mm, ap-25 mm, ae -0.9 mm, tea°-32 (deviation angle) To test whether it is possible to machine two identical titanium parts, the technical center uses the same Mazak machine, the same tool and the milling program based on the 3D concept, the only difference is the metal Different processing fluids. The results showed that with conventional metalworking fluids, the tool stopped production due to wear and only 1.5 titanium parts could be made. Carbide milling tools have been subjected to the highest stress loads, with visible cracks on the cutting edge and normal wear marks. Using a new high-efficiency metalworking fluid specifically designed for titanium machining, two complete workpieces can be made before the aforementioned tool life standard (0.2 mm wear) is achieved, which is a huge improvement in performance. 'These two projects demonstrate that the three factors of productivity, economic efficiency and machining quality depend to a large extent on the choice of metalworking fluid, the quality and the expertise of machining specialists,' said Marc Basso. In addition to providing partners with the best metalworking fluids, experts from Blaser's sales department, Ru0026D laboratory, technical center and customer service department also provide partners with technical expertise. 'This technical expertise transforms our cutting and grinding fluids into a liquid cutting tool, a precisely engineered solution that is well suited to the specific requirements of each of our partners.' Mark Basso Finally said. Blaser Switzerland Blaser Switzerland is a multinational company active in the field of metalworking fluids. Basso Switzerland is an independent family business founded in 1936 and has grown from a small business to a global company. Basso has more than 500 employees worldwide. With subsidiaries and offices around the world, Basso Switzerland has maintained close relationships with customers in about 60 countries. Blaser Switzerland is committed to the development, production and sale of high-quality cutting/grinding fluids. Our customers use our metalworking fluids to successfully produce a wide variety of products, from tiny components in the watchmaking or medical technology industry to huge structural components in the aircraft industry.