Integration of tool error identification and machining accuracy prediction into machining compensation in flank milling

  • Hangzhuo Yu
  • Shengfeng Qin
  • Guofu Ding
  • Lei JiangEmail author
  • Lei Han


In a flank milling process, the tool rotation profile error induced by its radial dimension error, setup error, tool deflection, and wear has a great influence on the dimensional accuracy of the machined components. In this paper, we present an integrated identification of tool error, prediction of machining accuracy, and compensation methodology for tool profile error to improve the machining accuracy. Firstly, the tool errors are divided into static and dynamic errors based on the error characteristics and the corresponding error identification methods are established to recognize the tool error parameters. Secondly, the machining accuracy is predicted by a prediction model, and the tool error parameters are input into this model. Thirdly, a new tool error compensation method is developed and incorporated in the corresponding NC codes. Finally, some machining experiments have been carried out to validate the proposed identification-prediction-compensation methodology, and the results show that this methodology is effective.


Tool rotation profile error Error identification Accuracy prediction Error compensation Flank milling 


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Funding information

This work is supported by the intelligent manufacturing fund of the New Mode Application of Intelligent Manufacturing for the Key Components of High Speed Emu (2016ZNZZ01-05), from the ministry of industry and information technology, China.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hangzhuo Yu
    • 1
  • Shengfeng Qin
    • 2
  • Guofu Ding
    • 1
  • Lei Jiang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lei Han
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Advanced Design and Manufacturing, School of Mechanical EngineeringSouthwest Jiaotong UniversityChengduChina
  2. 2.School of DesignNorthumbria UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK

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