A Simplified Cutting Force Model for Light-Cut Ball-End Milling Applications

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In light-cut milling operations, specific correlations have been identified empirically between the maximum cutting force on a cutter and its associated cutting parameters, and a series of ball-end milling tests for P20 tool steel has been conducted to establish the nature of these correlations. The experimental results indicate that the maximum cutting force on a cutter can be expressed as a logarithmic function of the associated cutting parameters. This paper describes the structure and testing of a simplified cutting force model for planar milling based on these results.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-75
Number of pages24
JournalMachining Science and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009


  • light-cut milling, maximum cutting force modelling