Technology Sheets

Standards monitoring: an asset for the professional section of industrial mechanics

To be heard on the international level, better do it together. Such is the meaning of all the standardization efforts led by Cetim with all its professional mechanical commissions. Let us recall that Cetim ensures more than 50% of the budget of the mechanical standardization union (MSU) {Union de Normalisation de la Mécanique (UNM)}. Its experts hold 210 seats in the national and international standardization committees.

Low surface roughness and extremely high precision thanks to ELID grinding

Grinding through electrolytic in-process dressing (or ‘ELID’ for short) is an efficient technique for processing extremely hard and brittle materials such as ceramics (ZrO2, Si3N4), cermets and hardened steel. This grinding technique allows metal-bound grinding discs to be used, which are after all highly durable and difficult to adjust compared with discs with resins or glass.

Cutting fluids - Good practices guide

Designed from various results of Cetim's generic and sectorial R&D, this guide is composed of a set of sheets which aim at providing good practices in the field of cutting fluids.

Method to transfer colour images to metal with a laser

Three photonic laser techniques to transfer colour images with high resolution to metal surfaces: oxidation of metal and interferences, formation of nanoparticles and plasmon resonance, structuring of a periodic circuit and diffraction of light.

Rough milling with the Vortex method reduces machining time

With high-speed rough milling, correct programming can prevent exceeding the limit value of the radial cutting width and breaking the tool. In curves and transitions, however, the cutting width can temporarily increase, while this is not what is needed.

The basics of grinding

Grinding is a process of machining a flat, cylindrical or curved surface (profile grinding) where material is removed by abrasion. The original purpose of this operation was to improve the surface finish of highly hardened parts.

Evolution of machining routings - watch note

This watch file presents the evolutions of ranges in the field of machining. The machine tools and peripheral technologies presented during the global industrie show are described by our Cetim speaker.

Feature Recognition techsheet

The change in the market forces machining companies to update product design, complexity, quality, durability and delivery times. This is made possible by the development of computer technology. During the development of a 3D model in CAD (Computer Aided Design), data can be adjusted quickly.

Digitise your company - ERP all the way to the shop floor

Let’s cut to the chase: not every SME needs extra MES functionality to link the office and the shop floor, provided that the available ERP modules and possibilities are fully utilised. Because ERP makers also want to claim a part of the MES market, many traditionally have a shop floor module at their disposal.

XTEND Industrial Assistance system

Due to the expected increase in com­plexity in production, demographic change and the decreasing product life cycles, industrial companies have to face many challenges.