Investigation of the tool-tip vibration and its influence upon surface generation in flycutting

Yingchun Liang, Wanqun Chen, Chenhui An, Xichun Luo, Guoda Chen, Qiang Zhang

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Flycutting is a major machining process for flat-surface machining, which is a typical intermittent-machining process. This paper is dedicated to study the influence of the intermittent-machining force on the workpiece surface generation. In the present study, some defects are identified on the machined surface and found to be corresponded to the tool-tip vibration by the dynamic analysis and the surface-generation simulation. A theoretical model is proposed to capture the dominant factor based on the characteristic. It reveals that the defects are attributed to the changing period of the intermittent-machining force and the dynamic performance of the machine tool. Hence, a surface-generation model is proposed to take account of the tool-tip vibration and the changing of the cutting locus. The simulation results have been found to agree well with the experimental results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2162-2167
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science
Issue number12
Early online date20 Dec 2013
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • surface generation
  • flycutting
  • tool-tip vibration
  • dynamic vibration
  • integrated dynamic simulation
  • ultra-precision machining

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