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Cutting tools in finishing operations for CNC rapid manufacturing processes: simulation studies

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posted on 02.10.2014 by Muhammed Nafis Osman Zahid, Keith Case, Darren Watts
CNC machining has been widely used in producing metal parts with high accuracy and reliable quality. A distinct process planning approach that utilizes an indexing device to hold the workpiece has extended CNC applications into the realm of rapid manufacturing (CNC-RM) processes. This study improves the implementation of this technology by providing a methodology for integrating the tools into finishing processes. It aims to enhance the process efficiency by minimizing the stair-casing effect of layer removal and so improve the quality of machined parts. In order to achieve this, finishing operations are executed using different types of end mill tools to cater for specific surfaces. Simulations are carried out to verify the method and implications. The findings indicate the advantages of the approach in terms of cutting time and the minimisation of excess volumes left on parts. Using different cutters for finish cuts improves the capabilities of CNC machining in rapid manufacturing applications.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Published in

Twelfth International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR2014) Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXVIII

Pages

163 - 168 (6)

Citation

OSMAN ZAHID, M.N., CASE, K. and WATTS, D., 2014. Cutting tools in finishing operations for CNC rapid manufacturing processes: simulation studies. IN: In Rehman, F., Woodfine, N. and Marasini, R. (eds.) Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXVIII, Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR2014), Southampton: Hampshire Press Ltd., 9-11 September 2014, pp. 163 - 168.

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Hampshire Press Ltd. © Southampton Solent University

Version

SMUR (Submitted Manuscript Under Review)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2014

Notes

This is a conference paper. The conference website is at: http://www.solent.ac.uk/conference-centre/events/icmr-2014/icmr-2014.aspx

ISBN

978-0-9926958-4-2

ISSN

2053-3373

Language

en

Location

Southampton Solent University

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