Aid of End-Milling Condition Decision Using Data Mining from Tool Catalog Data for Rough Processing
The uses of data mining methods to support workers decide on reasonable cutting conditions has been investigated in this work. The aim of our research is to find new knowledge by applying data mining techniques to a tool catalog. Hierarchical and non-hierarchical clustering of catalog data as well as multiple regression analysis was used. The K-means method was used and on the shape presented in the catalog data and grouped end mills from the viewpoint of the tool's shape, which here means the ratio of dimensions has been focused. The numbers of variables were decreased using hierarchical cluster analysis. In addition, an expression for calculating the better cutting conditions was found and the calculated values were compared with the catalog values. There were three cutting conditions: conditions recommended in the catalog, conditions derived by data mining, and proven cutting conditions for die machining (rough processing).
H. Kodama et al., "Aid of End-Milling Condition Decision Using Data Mining from Tool Catalog Data for Rough Processing", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 325, pp. 345-350, 2011