Computer Design of a Vibration-Free Face-Milling Cutter

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P. Doolan, M. S. Phadke, S. M. Wu

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisc.

J. Eng. Ind 97(3), 925-930 (Aug 01, 1975) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438705 History: Received March 20, 1974; Online July 15, 2010


A method is developed to choose the blade spacing for a face-milling cutter that will minimize vibration. When the dynamic frequency response of a machine-tool-workpiece system is known, a special-purpose cutter can be designed to minimize the relative cutter-workpiece vibration for a particular cutting speed. When the dynamic system response is unknown the design method is limited to a general-purpose cutter to avoid resonant excitation over a broad frequency range. A nonlinear least-squares method is used to choose the blade angles for both cases. Experimental results using a general-purpose cutter with unequal blade spacing showed an appreciable reduction in noise and vibration compared to a similar cutter with equal blade spacing.

Copyright © 1975 by ASME
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