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Micromachines 2017, 8(11), 332; https://doi.org/10.3390/mi8110332

Thin-Walled Double Side Freeform Component Milling Process with Paraffin Filling Method

State Key Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an 710000, China
This paper is an extended version of our paper published in the Precision Engineering (ASPE) Spring Topical Meeting 2017 on Manufacture and Metrology of Structured and Freeform Surfaces for Functional Applications, Hong Kong, China, 14–17 March 2017.
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Received: 12 September 2017 / Revised: 14 November 2017 / Accepted: 16 November 2017 / Published: 21 November 2017
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The machining of thin-walled double side freeform component has many challenges in terms of the geometrical complexity, high-requirement accuracy, and especially low stiffness. This paper surveys the filling method during the milling processes of thin-walled double side freeform component. Firstly, the DEFORM-3D was used to analyze and calculate the surface residual stress which provides a theoretical basis for parameters selection of the rough milling process, and the optimal milling parameters were obtained by the Taguchi method. Residual stress measurements have been carried out to verify the simulation results. The results show the difference between simulation and experimental data is less than 15%. Secondly, semi-finishing parameters and finishing process parameters were determined by equal error step length and step distance method. Thirdly, two machining experiments were conducted with and without paraffin filling, and the accuracy was measured by coordinate measurement machine. The results shown that the PV values are 25.16 μm and 20.34 μm for the concave and convex surface, and the corresponding RMS values are 13.75 μm and 11.93 μm in the first milling experiment. The PV values have improved to 8.53 μm and 7.12 μm, and RMS values have improved to 2.45 μm and 3.05 μm by the filled method applied. View Full-Text
Keywords: thin-walled double side; freeform surface; filling method thin-walled double side; freeform surface; filling method
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Zha, J.; Chu, J.; Li, Y.; Chen, Y. Thin-Walled Double Side Freeform Component Milling Process with Paraffin Filling Method. Micromachines 2017, 8, 332.

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