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Acoustech Machining

One small accessory. One giant leap for the machining industry.

View the ultrasonic revolution


by Acoustech Systems.
acoustechsystems.com/demo

Introducing a revolutionary solution from Acoustech Systems


that dramatically improves metalworking capabilities by bringing
ultrasonic performance to new and existing manufacturing
equipment. Its an accessory. A tool holder. An ultrasonically-excited
collet. One that fits your machines, uses your tools, and can be
operated by your employees without extensive training.

Acoustech Systems groundbreaking technology enables


existing manufacturing equipment to increase speed
and quality while reducing operating costs.

Years in development by
manufacturing R&D firm EWI,
this patented solution empowers
production manufacturers
to apply intense acoustical
vibrations to conventional cutting
tools, bringing the many benefits
of ultrasonic technology to
todays plant floor.
Finally, manufacturers can work on hard-to-machine materials.
Accelerate production rates. Amplify equipment capacity. Extend
tool life. And best of all, increase profits without purchasing
new machining centers, because this patented tool holder was
specifically engineered to work with standard equipment installed
throughout the manufacturing industry.

Increase Profits

Increase capability using


current machines and tooling

More than double the


feed rate

Machine harder materials

Extend tool life by


up to 4 times

Improve surface finish

Reduce burr formation

Enhance chip evacuation

How does Acoustech Machining work?


Acoustech Machining utilizes high power ultrasound within conventional tool holders, which in turn
produces longitudinal vibrations along the tools axis of rotation at 20-kHz, but very small displacements
such as 10m. This motion produces a friction reduction effect thereby reducing cutting forces due to
the oscillating motion of the tool tip.

1 Thick Stainless Steel


Comparison
View full video at
acoustechsystems.com/stainlessdemo

1 Thick Titanium
Comparison
View full video at
acoustechsystems.com/titaniumdemo

WITH
Acoustech
08:15 sec

WITHOUT
Acoustech
16:27 sec

WITH
Acoustech
08:22 sec

WITHOUT
Acoustech
17:07 sec

Achieving high-power ultrasonics with conventional metalworking equipment


and tools gives manufacturers a significant competitive advantage.
The key benefit of ultrasonics is the reduction in cutting force, which ensures many advantages. Tool
life is improved due to a reduction in cutting temperatures. Coolants may be reduced, sometimes
eliminated. Dimensional stability is improved due to reduced tool deflection. Chip loads can increase
by as much as 2-3 times. Force reductions also provide parts with better surface finishes and, in some
cases, reduced burr formation.

Reduced
Burr Formation.

Drilling Study on Stainless Steel.


316 SS Drilling Study Evaluating Forces
Force

2x Feed w/Ultrasonics

910RPM, 14.56IPM (0.016IPR)

w/Ultrasonics

910RPM, 7.28IPM (0.008IPR)

Conventional Drilling

With Acoustech

910RPM, 7.28IPM (0.008IPR)


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200

400

Force - N

600

800

1000

1200

316 SS Drilling Study Evaluating Surface Finish


RA

2x Feed w/Ultrasonics 910RPM, 14.56IPM (0.016IPR)


w/Ultrasonics

Without Acoustech

910RPM, 7.28IPM (0.008IPR)

Conventional Drilling

910RPM, 7.28IPM (0.008IPR)


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2.7

Surface Finish - Ra (m)

Find out more.


Contact Matt Short at mshort@acoustechsystems.com or 614.688.5266.
View FAQs at acoustechsystems.com/faq.
Visit our website at acoustechsystems.com.