TR2010-114

Prediction of Cutting Forces for 5-Axis Ball-End Milling of Free-Form Surfaces


    •  Boz, Y.; Erdim, H.; Lazoglu, I., "Prediction of Cutting Forces for 5-Axis Ball-End Milling of Free-Form Surfaces", International Conference on High Performance Cutting (CIRP), October 2010.
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      • @inproceedings{Boz2010oct,
      • author = {Boz, Y. and Erdim, H. and Lazoglu, I.},
      • title = {Prediction of Cutting Forces for 5-Axis Ball-End Milling of Free-Form Surfaces},
      • booktitle = {International Conference on High Performance Cutting (CIRP)},
      • year = 2010,
      • month = oct,
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2010-114}
      • }
  • Research Areas:

    Computational Geometry, Mechatronics


This paper presents a mechanistic cutting force model for 5-axis ball-end milling cutting force prediction. Cutter/workpiece engagement is determined via newly developed solid modeler based engagement model. Simultaneous 5-axis milling tests are conducted on A17075 workpiece material with a carbide cutting tool for impeller roughing toolpaths for the validation of the proposed model. Validation test demonstrates that presented model is computationally efficient and force predictions are in good agreement with the measured data. The result of validation test is also presented in the paper.