Macro-level Optimization of Cutting Tool Geometry

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S. Kaldor, P. K. Venuvinod

Department of Manufacturing Engineering, City Polytechnic of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hon Kong

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 119(1), 1-9 (Feb 01, 1997) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2836551 History: Received July 01, 1994; Revised August 01, 1995; Online January 17, 2008


A new approach to the macro-level optimization of tool geometro in machining is proposed. Methods for characterizing the tool material, the work material and the optimum tool geometry are proposed and a model describing the interactions between them is developed. Empirical evidence drawn from published literature is presented in support of the new approach. In this approach, the optimum tool geometry is characterized by a geometric entity number which can be explicity calculated in terms of cutting tool angles. Practical benefits derivable from the approach are discussed along with the issues requiring further research.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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