A Methodology of Off-Line Optimization for NC Milling Process
Traditional adaptive control technologies in machining process optimization are limited in applications because they depend much on sensors, controllers and other hardware. An off-line optimization method for end milling process with constant cutting power is presented. On taking advantage of virtual machining which simulates milling process, acquires cutting parameters and predicts cutting forces, method taking constant cutting power as an objective is discussed to optimize feed rates and cutting speeds. Based on optimal result, the feed rates and spindle revolutions in NC program are re-scheduled. Controlled milling experiments show that machining time is reduced and machining stability is improved by using the optimized NC program.
Zhejun Yuan, Xipeng Xu, Dunwen Zuo, Julong Yuan and Yingxue Yao
Y. X. Yao et al., "A Methodology of Off-Line Optimization for NC Milling Process", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 315-316, pp. 1-5, 2006