Many industries practice design for manufacturing (DFM) to reduce design-to-manufacturing iteration. Manufacturing for design (MFD) is a reverse concept of DFM to provide an ultimate design freedom by removing all the possible manufacturing constraints. Of course, not all the challenges can be resolved but there are many enabling manufacturing technologies available. One of them is ultra-precision machining technology. This presentation introduces advancement of ultra-precision technology with sapphire machining shown as an example.
- Discover the most recent advancement of ultra-precision machining technology utilizing 5-axis nano-CNC machine center
- Learn about a new manufacturing paradigm called MFG (Manufacturing for Design) which enables a new design approach by removing various manufacturing constraints
- Explore machinability of sapphire by understanding crystal orientation effect on cutting performance and ductile mode cutting