Modelling of cutting forces and researching calibration method in helical milling

  • S. Shang
  • X. D. QinEmail author
  • J. H. Li
  • S. P. Li
  • H. Li
  • T. Huang
  • Y. Jin
  • D. Sun


Helical milling is a high efficiency, high quality hole-making technology, which enjoys very good usage prospects for the aeronautical and aerospace industry. In the helical milling process, the chip thickness is highly variable along the cutting edges and during the tool revolution due to the special cutting trajectory. The aim of this study is to develop a cutting force model and build a new calibration method of cutting force coefficients for helical milling. First, the tool motion of helical milling and the geometry of the chip are analyzed, and then the cutting force model is established. After that the calibration method of cutting force coefficients is built. In the end, a series of cutting experiments were conducted to validate the cutting force model and the calibration method. With this model, it is possible to analyze cutting forces and optimize the cutting parameters, and then get a better quality of hole-making.


Helical milling Cutting forces Calibration method Cutting coefficients 


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The authors are grateful for funding supports by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos 51605326 and 51420105007), Science and the Natural Science Foundation of Tianjin (Nos 16JCZDJC38300 and 16PTSYJC00150).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Shang
    • 1
  • X. D. Qin
    • 1
    Email author
  • J. H. Li
    • 1
  • S. P. Li
    • 1
  • H. Li
    • 1
  • T. Huang
    • 2
  • Y. Jin
    • 3
  • D. Sun
    • 3
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Mechanism Theory and Equipment Design of Ministry of EducationTianjin UniversityTianjinChina
  2. 2.School of EngineeringThe University of WarwickCoventryUK
  3. 3.School of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringQueen’s UniversityBelfastUK

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