Surface features as indicators of tool chipping in single point face milling of aluminium

P. Wilkinson, R. L. Reuben, J. D C Jones, J. S. Barton, D. P. Hand, Tom Carolan, Steve Kidd

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Abstract

We describe a set of wear tests in which machined surfaces were produced by single point face milling of an aluminium alloy. The objectives were firstly to identify surface characteristics associated with tool chipping, and secondly to demonstrate that a fibre optic surface profiling probe capable of in-situ operation on the machine tool had the ability to provide the same wear information as a metrological interference microscope. Spectral energy of the surface profiles decreased significantly with insert damage in a spatial frequency band around the tooth passing frequency of the cutter and also at higher spatial frequencies. © 1997 Elsevier Science S.A.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-228
Number of pages8
JournalWear
Volume212
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 1997

Keywords

  • Face milling
  • Fibre optic probe
  • Spectral analysis
  • Surface finish
  • Tool wear

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