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Machines 2018, 6(2), 14; doi:10.3390/machines6020014

Effects of Setting Errors (Insert Run-Outs) on Surface Roughness in Face Milling When Using Circular Inserts

Institute of Manufacturing Science, University of Miskolc, Egyetemvaros, 3515 Miskolc, Hungary
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Received: 6 March 2018 / Revised: 26 March 2018 / Accepted: 27 March 2018 / Published: 2 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Precision Machining)
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Abstract

In face milling, the roughness of the machined surface varies due to the movement of the cutting edge. Changes in roughness parameter values in the axis of rotation (symmetry plane) have been examined at a constant depth of cut for symmetrical milling. In this paper, the effect of increasing feed per tooth on the topography of the surface is studied in fly-cutting and in multi-point face milling. The study takes into account the axial run-out of the inserts. Theoretical roughness values were modelled, the real values were tested in experiments and in both cases the impact of the run-out of the cutting edges and the change of the chip cross-section were also taken into account. Based on the performed experiments it can be stated that the accuracy of the introduced roughness prediction method increases with the increase in feed and therefore the application of the method in the case of high-feed milling is particularly effective. The results have also shown that the run-out of the insert significantly effects the roughness of the milled surfaces and therefore the measurement and minimization of these setting errors is essential. View Full-Text
Keywords: face milling; surface roughness; feed; insert run-out face milling; surface roughness; feed; insert run-out
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Felhő, C.; Kundrák, J. Effects of Setting Errors (Insert Run-Outs) on Surface Roughness in Face Milling When Using Circular Inserts. Machines 2018, 6, 14.

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