Tool wear monitoring by optical techniques

Jim Barton, Bob Reuben

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Acoustic emission (AE) monitoring and surface finish (SF) analysis provide a non-contact method of gauging tool wear in automated machining systems without interrupting the process. Both AE and SF instruments are optical devices that use optical fibers to connect a probe head near the workpiece to the optical and detection system located away from the machining center.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-132
Number of pages2
JournalMaterials World
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1996


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