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Fixture Optimization in Turning Thin-Wall Components

Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Firenze, 50139 Firenze, Italy
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Machines 2019, 7(4), 68; https://doi.org/10.3390/machines7040068
Received: 14 October 2019 / Revised: 24 October 2019 / Accepted: 28 October 2019 / Published: 31 October 2019
The turning of thin-walled components is a challenging process due to the flexibility of the parts. On one hand, static deflection due to the cutting forces causes geometrical and dimensional errors, while unstable vibration (i.e., chatter) could compromise surface quality. In this work, a method for fixturing optimization for thin-walled components in turning is proposed. Starting from workpiece geometry and toolpath, workpiece deflections and system dynamics are predicted by means of an efficient finite element modeling approach. By analyzing the different clamping configurations, a method to find the most effective solution to guarantee the required tolerances and stable cutting conditions is developed. The proposed method was tested as a case study, showing its application and achievable results. View Full-Text
Keywords: turning; thin-walled component; fixture optimization; chatter; diametral error turning; thin-walled component; fixture optimization; chatter; diametral error
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Croppi, L.; Grossi, N.; Scippa, A.; Campatelli, G. Fixture Optimization in Turning Thin-Wall Components. Machines 2019, 7, 68.

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