Machining process models for product and process design

J. W. Sutherland, R. E. Devor, S. G. Kapoor, P. M. Ferreira

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This paper describes the University of Illinois machining system research program. This program focuses on the development of mechanistic models for machining process simulation and the use of these models for the simultaneous engineering of products and processes. Models are presented for end milling, face milling, and cylinder boring which take into account the cutting conditions, tool geometry, workpiece geometry, and system element dynamics. Furthermore, these models explicitly recognize the presence of machining process noise factors such as cutter runout and tool wear. Representative applications for these models are given. A methodology is described for the simultaneous engineering of products and manufacturing processes which incorporates models for the unit manufacturing processes, the manufacturing system, and the product to be produced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSAE Technical Papers
StatePublished - 1988
EventEarthmoving Industry Conference - Peoria, IL, United States
Duration: Apr 12 1988Apr 14 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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