Past work at UNC Charlotte has demonstrated that the use of oscillating CNC toolpaths provides a reliable chip breaking alternative to conventional methods such as the use of cutting inserts with special geometries and/or adjusting machining parameters. The specific toolpath geometry and the selection of the oscillating parameters is an important step to reliably and constantly create broken chips using this new method. This paper builds on the past work and discusses the proper selection of oscillation amplitude and its effect on the ability to break chips and to achieve desired chip lengths.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.