The productivity of machine tools is currently limited by the interactions between machine and structure. In this paper models are introduced to describe the components of a turning lathe and the turning process. Therefore a short overview of the theory of multi-body systems with bi- and unilateral contacts is given. This theory is used to embed a detailed model of the cutting process. Therewith, the implementation respects the dynamic effects during the cut. For that, the cutting point of the chisel is extended, with a description of the cutting face. Closing up a facing process is simulated and compared to measurements.

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