Simulation and Optimization of Metal Cutting Processes in the Automobile Industry 2002-01-1273
The potential of the minimal lubrication technology can only be brought to advantage by using a system wide perspective. Conventional physical and logistical models have shown to be insufficient for this purpose, and therefore, the authors developed a new, specific model. The new methodology offers default parameters for the main and auxiliary processes, which can be adapted to the production system which is studied. Next, the different processes are cross-linked and an overall evaluation is performed. The model empowers serial producers, for example in the automobile industry, to analyse all effects of a possible introduction of minimal lubrication into their production system.