This paper presents an improved mechanistic cutting force model for the ball-end milling process. The objective is to accurately model the cutting forces for nonhorizontal and cross-feed cutter movements in 3D finishing ball-end milling. Main features of the model include: (1) a robust cut geometry identification method to establish the complicated engaged area on the cutter; (2) a generalized algorithm to determine the undeformed chip thickness for each engaged cutting edge element; and (3) a comprehensive empirical chip-force relationship to characterize nonhorizontal cutting mechanics. Experimental results have shown that the present model gives excellent predictions of cutting forces in 3D ball-end milling.
A Mechanistic Cutting Force Model for 3D Ball-end Milling
Contributed by the Manufacturing Engineering Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF MANUFACTURING SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING. Manuscript received Dec. 1998; revised March 2000. Associate Editor: M. Elbestawi.
Feng, H., and Su, N. (March 1, 2000). "A Mechanistic Cutting Force Model for 3D Ball-end Milling ." ASME. J. Manuf. Sci. Eng. February 2001; 123(1): 23–29. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1334864
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