In the process of parts processing, due to the real working conditions and data acquisition equipment, the collected working data of tools are actually limited. Meanwhile, the tool usually works in the normal state, so it is prone to cause the problem of unbalanced data set, which restricts the accuracy of tool condition monitoring. Aiming at this problem, this paper proposes a tool condition monitoring method based on generative adversarial network (GAN) for data augmentation. Specifically, first collect original samples data during processing in different tool conditions, then the collected sample data is input into GAN, and the generator of GAN can generate new samples which has similar distribution with original samples from tool condition signals data, finally the real samples and generated samples are combined to train deep learning network to predict tool conditions. Experimental results show that the proposed method can significantly improve the accuracy of tool condition monitoring. This paper compares and visualizes the impact of the training data set on the classification ability of the deep learning network model. In addition, some traditional methods are used for comparison, and F1 measure is introduced to evaluate the quality of the results. The results show that this method is better than the Adaptive Synthetic Sampling (Adasyn), add-noise, and resampling.

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