An expert mill cutter selection system

Luis Rubio, Manuel De la Sen, Asier Ibeas

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This paper discusses the selection of tools in milling operations. To carry out this research, it has been developed an expert system hinged on numerical methods. The knowledge base is given by limitations in process variables, which let us to define the allowable cutting parameter space. The mentioned process variables are, instabilities due to tool-work-piece interaction, knowing as chatter vibration, and the power available in the spindle motor. Then, a tool cost model is contrived. It is used to choose the suitable cutting tool, among a known set of candidate available cutters, and to obtain the appropriate cutting parameters, which are the expert system outputs. An example is presented to illustrate the method.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th IEEE Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, 2005
Subtitle of host publicationETFA 2005
Place of PublicationPiscataway, New Jersey
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0780394011
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • milling operation
  • cutter selection system
  • cutting parameter space
  • chatter vibration


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