Title: Chip form strategy for tool wear prediction solution

Authors: Yan Luo

Addresses: Institute of Production Management, Technology and Machine Tools, TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt D-64287, Germany

Abstract: Advanced manufacturing technology has been adopted to reduce the production cost, improve the product quality and shorten the product development time. High Speed Cutting (HSC) offers the most appropriate opportunity for reduction of run times (Schulz and Moriwaki, 1993). It is difficult to predict the tool wear of HSC, section parameters of chip geometry contains key parameters that affect the calculation of tool wear. It is possible to analyse chip geometry before cutting. The paper presents an algorithm to analyse chip forms and calculate chip geometry for HSC, the analysis of the result of chip geometry can be used to calculate tool wear and analyse tool safety.

Keywords: chip formation; high speed cutting; HSC; tool calculation; high speed machining; tool wear; wear prediction; chip forms; chip geometry; agile systems; tool safety.

DOI: 10.1504/IJASM.2007.015786

International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, 2007 Vol.2 No.2, pp.163 - 171

Available online: 15 Nov 2007

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