Machinability Data Base Systems for Automated Manufacturing

  • P. Balakrishnan
  • M. F. DeVries


A machinability data base system, which forms a part of the common manufacturing data base and is also capable of adapting and optimizing the machining data, is an important component of automated manufacturing systems. In this paper, the current status of machinability data base systems is analyzed. Several drawbacks of the present systems and the need for new developments are discussed. A generative type machinability data base system is proposed for automating the adaptation and optimization of the machining data. Various elements of these types of systems such as the machinability data base design, model builder, optimization algorithm, and adaptation algorithm are discussed. A typical machining problem is formulated and analyzed to illustrate the proposed adaptive optimization methodology.


Machine Tool Tool Life Automate Manufacturing Feedback Data Machinability Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Balakrishnan
    • 1
  • M. F. DeVries
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA

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