Virtual CNC Machine Tool Modeling and Machining Simulation in High Speed Milling


Virtual machining (VM) provides a medium to model and simulate machining processes in the computer. VM concept was motivated out of the need to visualize and optimize machining processes prior to real production, and to enhance the education and learning of manufacturing engineers and operators. This chapter will give the reader an overview of research results on virtual CNC machine tool modeling and machining process simulation, with specific application to high speed milling of Inconel and Titanium alloys. The work described is a result of series of research conducted in the CNC and Metrology Laboratory at Missouri S&T Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. The aim of this chapter is to provide useful information on virtual modeling of machine tools and simulation of machining processes to researchers, professors, engineering students, and practicing engineers or production managers working in high speed machining area. Their application will lead to CNC program verification and prediction of cutting forces for a given cutting tool and machining parameters prior to machining on physical machine tools, which will result in significant cost savings and improvement in productivity and quality.


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Cutting force; High speed machining; Milling; Nickel super alloy; Simulation; Titanium alloy; Virtual machining; Virtual modeling

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