Modeling of 5-axis milling processes

Öztürk, Erdem and Budak, Erhan (2007) Modeling of 5-axis milling processes. Machining science and technology, 11 (3). pp. 287-311. ISSN 1091-0344 print / 1532-2483 online

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5-axis milling operations are common in several industries such as aerospace, automotive and die=mold for machining of sculptured surfaces. In these operations, productivity, dimensional tolerance integrity and surface quality are of utmost importance. Part and tool deflections under high cutting forces may result in unacceptable part quality whereas using conservative cutting parameters results in decreased material removal rate. Process models can be used to determine the proper or optimal milling parameters for required quality with higher productivity. The majority of the existing milling models are for 3-axis operations, even the ones for ball-end mills. In this article, a complete geometry and force model are presented for 5-axis milling operations using ball-end mills. The effect of lead and tilt angles on the process geometry, cutter and workpiece engagement limits, scallop height, and milling forces are analyzed in detail. In addition, tool deflections and form errors are also formulated for 5-axis ball-end milling. The use of the model for selection of the process parameters such as lead and tilt angles that result in minimum cutting forces are also demonstrated. The model predictions for cutting forces and tool deflections are compared and verified by experimental results.
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 5-axis milling; ball-end milling; milling force
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Depositing User: Erhan Budak
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2007 00:14
Last Modified: 25 May 2011 14:05

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