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Experimental Analysis of the Effect of Vibration Phenomena on Workpiece Topomorphy Due to Cutter Runout in End-Milling Process

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Laboratory of Manufacturing Technology and Production Systems (MT-Lab), Mechanical Engineering Department, Technological Education Institute of Central Macedonia, 62124 Serres, Greece
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Laboratory of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
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This paper is an extended version of our conference paper published in Stergianni, E.; Sagris, D.; Tsiafis, C.; David, C.; Tsiafis, I. Influence Analysis of Micro-Milling Vibrational Phenomena on Workpiece Topomorphy. In Proceedings of the 9th International Congress on Precision Machining (ICPM 2017), Athens, Greece, 6–9 September 2017.
Machines 2018, 6(3), 27; https://doi.org/10.3390/machines6030027
Received: 4 April 2018 / Revised: 13 June 2018 / Accepted: 13 June 2018 / Published: 1 July 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Precision Machining)
Profile end-milling processes are very susceptible to vibrations caused by cutter runout especially when it comes to operations where the cutter diameter is ranging in few millimeters scale. At the same time, the cutting conditions that are chosen for the milling process have a complementary role on the excitation mechanisms that take place in the cutting area between the cutting tool and the workpiece. Consequently, the study of milling processes in the case that a cutter runout exists is of special interest. The subject of this paper is the experimental analysis of the effect of cutter runout on cutter vibration and, by extension, how this affects the chip removal and, thereby, the workpiece topomorphy. Based on cutting force measurements correlated with the workpiece topomorphy under various cutting process parameters, such as the cutting speed, feed rate, and the axial cutting depth, some useful results are extracted. Hence, the effect of vibration phenomena, caused by cutter runout, on the workpiece topomorphy in end milling can be evaluated. View Full-Text
Keywords: end-milling; cutter runout; cutting force; workpiece topomorphy end-milling; cutter runout; cutting force; workpiece topomorphy
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David, C.; Sagris, D.; Stergianni, E.; Tsiafis, C.; Tsiafis, I. Experimental Analysis of the Effect of Vibration Phenomena on Workpiece Topomorphy Due to Cutter Runout in End-Milling Process . Machines 2018, 6, 27.

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