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Modeling the Influence of Tool Deflection on Cutting Force and Surface Generation in Micro-Milling

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Dehong Huo, Dr Wanqun Chen, Xiangyu Teng



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In micro-milling, cutting forces generate non-negligible tool deflection, which has a significant influence on the machining process and on workpiece accuracy. This paper investigates the tool deflection during micro-milling and its effect on cutting force and surface generation. The distribution of cutting forces acting on the tool is calculated with a mathematical model that considers tool elasticity and runout, and the tool deflection caused by the cutting forces is then obtained. Furthermore, an improved cutting force model and side wall surface generation model are established, including the tool deflection effect. Both cutting force and surface simulation models were verified by the micro-end-milling experiment, and the results show a very good agreement between the simulation and experiments

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Author(s): Huo D, Chen W, Teng X, Lin C, Yang K

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Micromachines

Year: 2017

Volume: 8

Issue: 6

Pages: 1-10

Online publication date: 17/06/2017

Acceptance date: 13/06/2017

Date deposited: 28/06/2017

ISSN (electronic): 2072-666X

Publisher: MDPI


DOI: 10.3390/mi8060188


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