Productivity Progression with Tool Wear in Titanium Milling

Menezes J., Rubeo M. A. , Kiran K. , Honeycutt A., Schmitz T. L.

44th North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC), Virginia, United States Of America, 27 June - 01 July 2016, vol.5, pp.427-441 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 5
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.promfg.2016.08.036
  • City: Virginia
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.427-441


This paper presents experimental results for flank wear width, cutting force, temperature, and surface finish with increasing tool wear in titanium (Ti6A14V) milling. The variation in these process indicators is presented for repeated trials as the wear progresses from a new tool condition to a significantly worn state. Based on the measured force data, cutting force coefficients are determined using a nonlinear optimization algorithm as the tool wears and these coefficients are combined with the structural dynamics to predict the process stability. The achievable chatter-free material removal rate is then computed for both the new and worn tool conditions. In this way, the variation in productivity is related to the wear state. As expected, the productivity reduces with increase wear.