The life of a new tool is reached when these geometries change as a result of their use. However, the useful life of the tool does not necessarily end here. On a case-by-case basis, it is usually possible to recondition the cutting elements, so that the tool can be reused under normal conditions and with a new service life, very similar to the original service life. Increasing the life of cutting tools by sharpening or replacing cutters is a savings strategy that should always be weighed.
In order for these expenses to be controlled, it is essential to understand all the processes. By positioning itself as a technology partner for its customers, AWT stands for the importance of a comprehensive understanding of the process, not just the isolated analysis of its constituents.