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Modulated Tool-Path (MTP) Chip Breaking System

The MTP chip breaking system is a cost-saving solution for machining operations that create continuous chips. These chips can damage the workpiece or machine tool, pose hazards to the machine operator, complicate cleanup of the work space, and cause operation delays. The MTP chip breaking system creates a significantly safer operating environment and can reduce cleanup, repair and replacement costs.
Patent Abstract: 
• Computer modeling and simulation techniques • Selectable chip lengths • Automatic chip breaking motion • No special cutting tool required • Works with all materials, part shapes, and machine configurations • Compatible with light depths of cut
Benefits: 
• Eliminate down time due to chip bird nests • Simplified and less costly chip processing/recycling • Reduced machine repairs • Decreased product delivery delays • Improved workplace safety • Reduced cutting tool temperatures
Patent Status: 
Development- TRL 8 - Technology has been proven to work in its final form and under expected conditions.
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