With technology continuing to advance, industries from around the world need to find a way to keep up with it. Industrial and manufacturing research at Wichita State University has produced a new method for analysis of machining. This new idea makes it possible to analyze the thermo-mechanical deformation, fracture and wear processes that occur in the machining of materials, so that the analysis can be used to minimize processing costs, while satisfying constraints on part quality, machine capability requirements, and process robustness. With the primary focus on being able to analyze and track any deformations occurring on the material that is subject to very high stress which would cause them to deform and/or fracture permanently.
- 1,000 times faster than Finite Element Analysis
- Reduced energy and coolant usage
This technology would be utilized in CAM (Computer Aided Machining) software which could potentially place it in every machine shop that implements the use of automated machining hardware.
- Available for license and pending-patent
- Potential for ongoing collaboration with inventor, Dr. Vis Madhavan, and Wichita State University researchers.