Manuel Reiter from the IFT of the Vienna University of Technology wins the 2020 ÖWGP doctoral award
The Austrian Scientific Society for Production Technology (ÖWGP) promotes cooperation between scientific institutes, social and political associations and industry and pursues the objective of promoting scientific research in the field of production technology through various activities.
In February of this year, the ÖWGP's doctoral prize was awarded for the third time. In this context, the best dissertations from the technical universities in Austria (including the JKU Linz) are nominated and awarded by the jury, which is made up of several professors from the academic landscape of production technology. The ÖWGP doctoral award is funded by the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology.
Manuel Reiter worked for the last few years as a project assistant at the Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Photonic Technologies (IFT) under the supervision of the institute's director Prof. Friedrich Bleicher. He received his doctorate in October 2020 and has now been awarded 1st place in the ÖWGP doctoral award for his dissertation on the subject of "Targeted influencing of chip formation by means of vibration support for single-lip deep drilling with the smallest diameters".
Single-lip deep drilling with the smallest diameters brings many difficulties, especially for long-chipping materials. In the above-mentioned work, the machining process of single-lip deep drilling was superimposed with adequate vibration support and thereby targeted and effective chip formation was achieved. The existing material and process-specific process limitations could thus be overcome and process-reliable and productive machining with significantly increased feed rates could be made possible.