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Influence of the cutting edge rounding on the chip formation process: Part 1. Investigation of material flow, process forces, and cutting temperature

Influence of the cutting edge rounding on the chip formation process: Part 1. Investigation of material flow, process forces, and cutting temperature

Kategorien Zeitschriften/Aufsätze (reviewed)
Jahr 2012
Autoren Denkena, B., Köhler, J., Mengesha, M.S.:
Veröffentlicht in Production Engineering Research and Development, Vol. 6, Number 4-5, September 2012, S. 329-338.
Beschreibung

In order to meet the ever-increasing demand for high quality and low cost products, machining processes with geometrically defined cutting edges such as high speed cutting, or hard turning are being used. Due to the fact that cutting is accomplished through a physical interaction between the cutting edge and the workpiece, the characteristics of the cutting edge itself play a key role in influencing the machining process, which determines the product qualitiy and the tool life. As a result, cutting edge design has attracted the focus of many researchers, and crucial improvements have been achieved. Rounded cutting edges have been found to improve the tool life, and the product quality. However, to better understand the impact of prepared cutting edges on the aspects of machining processes, and to produce tailored cutting edges for specific load profiles, further investigation on the influence of the cutting edge design on machining processes needs to be carried out. In this study, the effect of symmetrically and asymmetrically rounded cutting edge on the material in the vicinity of the cutting edge has been investigated using finite element simulation techniques. The results obtained from this investigationshow that process forces and material flow under the flank face are mainly influenced by the micro-geometry Sα as well as Sy.