In-situ worn geometry effect over the surface roughness propagation during micro milling process
Keywords:Tool wear, surface roughness, micro-milling, High precision machining, real time monitoring
High-precision miniaturized components for micro-machining operations has an increasingly demand for numerous developing sectors such as medical instrumentations, electronics components, computer manufacturing, aerospace and automotive engineering. Micro-milling has known as a flexible micro machining process and the most familiar micro mechanical machining method. Due to overcome a few difficulties in micro fabrication, micro milling is picked as an alternative way as it has potential and imperative for high accuracy machining. However, micro tools have low tool life as it is unpredictably and wear quickly. Furthermore, it also has tendency to break easily due to its micro size dimension. The study observe the behaviour of micro milling worn geometry during machining and includes a non-conventional method to measure surface roughness resulted by micro milling process in machining of mild steel AISI1045. The workpiece is prepared by using CNC milling machine with facing and slotting process. Then, the mild steel AISI1045 will undergo a machining process by a 1 mm size end mill diameter with different set of parameters which are spindle speed, feed rate, radial depth and axial depth. Lastly, for the results, the surface roughness of the machined surface will be observed and the condition of tool and the measurement of wear for the tool will be investigated.