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A novel laser machining strategy for cutting tool repair

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posted on 2022-05-16, 16:10 authored by Kafayat Hazzan, Manuela PacellaManuela Pacella

In industry, worn cuttings tools are either discarded or recycled. However, recycling is a very energy intensive process. Reconditioning is an alternative option that could repair a tool to extend its life. This paper proposes a novel laser reconditioning and reshaping (LRaR) method which integrates computer vision, machine vision and path planning with laser machining. The identification of flank wear using computer vision determines if reconditioning is required. The size of wear and tool shape are then used to produce a customised laser repair strategy. The proposed method is demonstrated successfully on a worn tungsten carbide (WC) turning insert.

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Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Published in

Manufacturing Letters

Volume

32

Pages

87 - 91

Publisher

Elsevier

Version

  • VoR (Version of Record)

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© The Authors

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Elsevier under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Acceptance date

2022-04-27

Publication date

2022-05-08

Copyright date

2022

ISSN

2213-8463

Language

  • en

Depositor

Kafayat Hazzan. Deposit date: 14 May 2022

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