Prediction of microcutting force variation in ultra-precision machining

Wing Bun Lee

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Cutting force variation in machining has been associated with machine tool chatter, mode of chip formation and variable undeformed chip thickness. In ultra-precision machining, the variation in microcutting force has its origin in the changing crystallography of the material being cut. A physical model is presented to predict the pattern of micro-force variation when crystals of different crystallographic orientations are being machined. Methods for minimizing the cutting force fluctuation in polycrystalline materials are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-28
Number of pages4
JournalPrecision Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1990


  • crystalline materials
  • cutting forces
  • machining
  • materials properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering


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