Research on the Relationship between Cutting Force and Machined Surface Quality in Micro Ball End-Milling of Potassium Dihydrogen Phosphate Crystal.

A new interesting article has been published in Micromachines (Basel). 2018 Nov 5;9(11). pii: E574. doi: 10.3390/mi9110574. and titled:

Research on the Relationship between Cutting Force and Machined Surface Quality in Micro Ball End-Milling of Potassium Dihydrogen Phosphate Crystal.

Authors of this article are:

Chen N, Wu C, Chen M, Li L, He N.

A summary of the article is shown below:

Potassium dihydrogen phosphate (KDP or KH₂PO₄) crystal is widely used as terminal frequency converters in inertial confinement fusion (ICF). However, KDP crystal is a typical difficult-to-cut optical crystal with the characteristic of soft-brittle. In this work, the relationship between cutting force and processed surface quality in micro ball end-milling of KDP crystal with various depth of cut and spindle speed is studied by carried out the micro-milling experiments. Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) algorithm is used to diagnose the recorded cutting force. The periodic change of cutting force and the cutting force after filtering noises can be got through FFT analysis. Through calculating the correlation coefficients between the static component of thrust force and roughness value Ra of machined grooves, as well as the peak-valley (P-V) value of thrust force and dimensional error of machined grooves, the roughness value Ra and dimensional error of machined grooves would be predicted by monitoring the static component and P-V value of the thrust force, respectively. The relatively large spindle speed helps to reduce the roughness value Ra. The spindle speed with moderate value is recommended to reduce the dimensional error of machined groove because the dimensional error of machined groove will increase when the spindle speed is small enough (causing brittle cutting) or large enough (reducing cutting stability).

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FFT analysis;KDP crystal;cutting force;machined surface quality;micro ball end-milling

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