The Effect of Vibration on the Surface Topography in Micro-Milling


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Optical freeform surfaces have a strict request on surface quality, but the vibration of tool , which is often ignored in previous studies, have a great influence on surface topography in micro-milling. This paper constructs a micro-milling motion model concerned with tool vibration, and the impact of tool vibration on feed-interval scallop in micro-milling is analyzed. The results show that tool vibration always lead to an increment of surface roughness; and vibration amplitude and feed per tooth are the major factors that have an effect on feed-interval scallop form and surface quality.



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Xianghua Liu, Zhenhua Bai, Yuanhua Shuang, Cunlong Zhou and Jian Shao




F. Y. Peng et al., "The Effect of Vibration on the Surface Topography in Micro-Milling", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 217-219, pp. 1791-1801, 2012

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November 2012




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