Mechanistic Modeling of the Ball End Milling Process for Multi-Axis Machining of Free-Form Surfaces

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Rixin Zhu, Shiv G. Kapoor, Richard E. DeVor

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 123(3), 369-379 (Jun 01, 2000) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1369357 History: Received July 01, 1999; Revised June 01, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Illustration of surface machining tests
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Representation of tool path and workpiece surface
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Cutting point geometry for a ball end mill
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Cutting engagement with respect to workpiece
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Determination of undeformed chip thickness
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3D shape driving profile and tool swept envelope
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Measured and simulated cutting forces for Test 9
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Measured and simulated semi-finishing forces
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Measured and simulated finishing forces
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Cutting geometry around Point A and Point D
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Variation of cutting parameters around Point D
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Measured and simulated semi-finishing forces after feedrate scheduling




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