An analytical model taking feed rate effect into consideration for scallop height calculation in milling with torus-end cutter
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Feed rate effect on scallop height in complex surface milling by torus-end mill is rarely studied. In a previous paper, an analytical predictive model of scallop height based on transverse step over distance has been established. However, this model doesn’t take feed rate effect into consideration. In the present work an analytical expression of scallop height, including feed rate effect, is detailed in order to quantify feed rate effect and thus to estimate more precisely the surface quality. Then, an experimental validation is conducted, comparing the presented model predictions with experimental results. Actually, the share of the scallop height due to feed effect is highly dependent on the machining configuration. However, most of time, the feed effect on total scallop height values is far from being negligible.
KeywordsFree-form surface CNC machine-tool End-mill Toroidal cutter Effective tool radius Feed rate Scallop height
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