Numerical Simulation for the Milling of Alluminum Alloy Thin-Wall Workpiece with Two and Four Flutes Helical Cutter
In the milling process of thin wall workpiece, the more cutter flutes, the high metal remove ratio can be gotten. Milling forces with two-futes and four-flutes milling cutter were anlysised and compared using finite element method. The possibility and advantage of machining thin wall workpiece with four flutes milling cutter was introduced. The four flutes cutter can improve the metal remove ratio, and cutting force is more uniform in general.
Shengyi Li, Yingchun Liu, Rongbo Zhu, Hongguang Li, Wensi Ding
P. Yuan and H. Y. Dong, "Numerical Simulation for the Milling of Alluminum Alloy Thin-Wall Workpiece with Two and Four Flutes Helical Cutter", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 34-35, pp. 1870-1875, 2010