In milling processes, the intermittent cutting force may lead to harmful vibrations. These vibrations are classified into two groups. One of them is the self excited vibration which comes from the loss of stability due to the regeneration effect and these vibrations lead to unacceptable chatter marks. The other one is the forced vibration which can lead to high Surface Location Error (SLE) in case of resonant spindle speeds. In this paper, the dynamics of the beam-type workpiece is considered which is modelled by means of Finite Element Analysis (FEA). Both the forced vibration and the stability properties are predicted along the tool path. The surface properties are computed on the stable regions of the stability chart which presents the chatter-free (stable) parameter domain as a function of the spindle speed and the tool path. The theoretical results are compared to the measured SLE and surface roughness.

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