Tool System

From previous research it is obvious that an internal cooling system has to be as close as possible to the tool tip to optimise the heat flow and a highly efficient cooling technology must be chosen. In microelectronics high performance micro cooling devices are used for the cooling of micro processors.

Design alternatives for cutting inserts with integrated micro cooling device (example)

Innovative manufacturing processes will be used in order to achieve the best  possible heat conduction from the hot tool tip into the coolant. For the application in cutting tools the mechanical and thermal properties of the whole tool system - tool holder, cutting insert and cooling device - have to be considered.