Cutting force prediction for ultra-precision diamond turning by considering the effect of tool edge radius

P. Huang, Wing Bun Lee

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However, few studies have developed the cutting force prediction algorithm by considering the effect of tool edge radius in ultra-precision diamond turning, including fast tool servo/slow tool servo assisted diamond turning. This paper presents a cutting force prediction algorithm for the ultra-precision diamond turning, which is able to take into account the effect of tool edge radius. The developed algorithm is general for predicting cutting force in most cylindrical diamond turning processes such as fast tool servo/slow tool servo assisted diamond turning. Experiments are conducted to validate the cutting force prediction algorithm. The experimental results verify the assumed relationship between the chip formation and the minimum chip thickness, where the work material is entirely removed when the uncut chip thickness is larger than a certain value. The estimated value of minimum chip thickness is obtained. The measured cutting force shows good agreement with the simulated value. In addition, the friction induced vibration due to elastic recovery occurs when a worn diamond cutting tool is adopted in the experiment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016


  • Cutting force model
  • Elastic recovery
  • Minimum chip thickness
  • Tool edge radius
  • Ultra precision diamond turning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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