We have a facility for machining precision micro component using KERN EVO Ultra Precision, high speed, 5 axis Micro Machining Center at Manufacturing Engineering Section, Department of Mechanical Engineering. The specifications of the machine and other details are given below.
Any one interested in using this facility for making micro parts or prototype for research work may please contact Prof. Shunmugam or Dr. G.L. Samuel directly. Kindly note that the micro-tools are consumables and hence have to be procured by the users. For regular parts, standard fixtures are available with us. However, complex parts may require dedicated fixtures.
You can book the slot by filling the form.
|TRAVERSE & PRECISION|
|Linear Traverse||X= 300 mm
Z = 250 mm
|Rotary traverse||B= 360 continuous rotation
C= -10 to 110 Swivel
|Vector Controlled||500 to 50000 rpm|
|Frequency Controlled||60000 to 160000 rpm|
|Max Workpiece size||70*70*100mm|
|Feed Rate||0.01 – 16000mm/min|
|Positioning scatter||PS ±0.5 μm|
|Positioning tolerance||P ±1.0 μm|
|Precision on the workpiece (3-axis)||2.0 μm|
Polymer concrete machine frame
Automatic workpiece changing system: 24 Pos.
Automatic tool changer (ATC): 32 positions
Tool Changing Time : 3sec (Approx)
Laser measuring system: Tool measurement
Touch probe system: Workpiece measurement
Macro-video microscope: Viewing operation
Optical microscope: 30X
Lubrication: Oil mist / Flood
Five axes simultaneous control
Machining that can be carried out:
Drilling: 0.04 mm onwards;
Tapping: 0.4 mm onwards;
End-milling: 0.1 mm onwards;
Time taken for each Machining Operation :
Time taken for machining depends on the nature of the profile to be machined. The feed and speed depends on the work piece material. For 5 axis profile machining it would take approximately 5 hours after carrying out the following initial tasks
- Dry run and calibration of machine tool.
- Cutting tool measurement and calibration using Laser system.
- Clamping of work piece on the table using fixture.
- Setting up Datum using the touch probe.
- Preparation of CAM Programming.
Time available for other users (Days / hours): 3 Hours/day
(Micro Tools need to be purchased by the user based on the holes/profile to be machined)
Students/Staff/Faculty members are requested to download the work order form and fill it accordingly before proceeding for the machining process
To download the Work order form for Kern Evo Ultra Precision Micro Machining Centre 5 Axis Simultaneous Operation please Click here
For further enquiries please contact:
Prof. M.S. Shunmugam/Dr. G.L. Samuel
Manufacturing Engineering Section
Department of Mechanical Engineering
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, MADRAS
Chennai – 600 036
Tel: 44 - 2257 – 4677/4699 (O)