Authors: Lotfi Saï; Wassila Bouzid
Addresses: Laboratoire de Production mécanique et matériaux, LGPM2, Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Sfax, BPW 3038, Tunisia ' Laboratoire de Production mécanique et matériaux, LGPM2, Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Sfax, BPW 3038, Tunisia
Abstract: In milling process, the tool path presents discontinuities in changing direction. The explicit form of the material removal rate was determined by the product of cross-section and the feed rate. This method was not accurate in the case of acceleration and deceleration process at the discontinuities. Based on the true trajectories, the cutter geometries and the velocity profiles, this paper present a method for determining the material removal rate of different end mills which considers the Acc/Dec process.
Keywords: high speed milling; tool path discontinuities; chip thickness; material removal rate; MRR; velocity profile; Acc/Dec process; end mills.
International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials, 2014 Vol.16 No.1, pp.65 - 79
Received: 20 Jul 2013
Accepted: 01 Feb 2014
Published online: 25 Jul 2014 *