Burr reduction mechanism in vibration-assisted micro milling

Wanqun Chen, Xiangyu Teng, Lu Zheng, Wenkun Xie, Dehong Huo

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This paper investigates the effect of vibration applied in feed direction on the burr generation mechanism in vibration-assisted micro milling. Kinematic analysis and finite element simulation are conducted for micro slot milling. Due to the vibration assistance in the feed direction, up milling and down milling takes place periodically on both of the cutting-in and cutting-out sides. This results in a reduction of burr formation. The results from both simulation and experiment confirm that the size of the top burrs in the down milling side of the slot are reduced significantly due to vibration assistance compared with conventional micro milling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-9
Number of pages4
JournalManufacturing Letters
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2018


  • burr reduction
  • micro milling
  • precision machining
  • vibration-assisted milling
  • vibration
  • finite element method
  • finite element simulations
  • cutting force


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