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Highlights of HIT Ultrasonic Machining Module:

  • 5 Times Machining Efficiency  
  • Longer Tool Life
  • Less Process , but Same Quality and Even Better
 


HIT Highlight and comparison
Method
HIT Ultrasonic
CNC 
Laser machining
Equipment
CNC
Normal diamond tools
 
HIT Ultrasonic machining module
CNC
 
Normal diamond tools
Laser engraving machine
Disadvantages in Alumina oxide machining
Relatively cost effective solution than laser machining method
 
Greatly enhancing efficiency than using only CNC machine.
Low Efficiency
 
Low yield results in high cost
 
Hard to achieve precise requirements
High equipment cost when introduction
 
Surface scorched problem
 
Limited by thickness
Advantages in Alumina oxide machining
Process time reduction from180min to 36min (83%)
 
Efficiency improved 500%
 
Same and even better quality
 
Efficiency improved to 5 times
 
Side add-on module design makes it no need to change original CNC method for introducing new solution.
Easy to prepare the equipment 
 
Relative cheap
 
Most common way to machine alumina oxide
Easy to engrave precise feature

 

Crucible are kinds of container that allows materials burning in a incredibly high temperature (about 1500 Celsius degrees). It is often made in different shapes like cylindrical and bowl-shape in shallower or deeper bottom.

Many types of materials can be the choices for crucible, and ceramics are relatively inexpensive one. Also, ceramics are excellent refractory and bear stable chemical properties, which isn’t easy to react with others. Aluminum oxide is one kind of high hardness ceramic, and widely used in energy, defense, and aerospace industries. Aside from hardness, the properties heat resistance, insulation and wear resistance make it a suitable materials in crucibles.

Despite Alumina Oxide bears excellent mechanical properties,  the challenges in its hardness and brittleness have existed till nowadays. Crucible also require special demands in smooth surface and various shaping.

In this case, we manufacture alumina oxide crucible  with traditional CNC machine side-add on our HSKA63 ultrasonic machining module. Effectively  decreased  the processing time to 83% and gain better quality.
 
 
 
 
For precise alumina oxide machining , CNC grinding and laser might be the two most common way.  With improper cutting force, grinding may cause hard and brittle ceramics materials more easily generate micro-crake in its structures, These micro-cracks will spread through all of the materials through machining process, resulting in crystalline grain exfoliation. Furthermore, for higher demands in surface quality, many manufacturers will choose polishing procedure. Alumina oxide ceramics is difficult to remove its materials, deciding low efficiency in polishing procedure.

The other solution is laser machining to process sophisticated features. Though small range of laser cutting can carve more precisely, it is limited by the thickness of materials and easily scorched the surface.