A Generalized Model of the Surface Generation Process in Metal Cutting

Kornel Ehmann*, M. S. Hong

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Machined surfaces are generated by a variety of processes, each of which produces a surface with its own characteristic topography. A method for the prediction of the topography of the generated surfaces has been developed based on general models of the machine tool's kinematics and a generalized model of deterministic and non-deterministic cutting tool geometries. The model termed the surface-shaping system accounts for not only the nominal or global motions of the machine but also takes into account errors during machining such as tool runout, machine deformation and vibration, as well as higher order motions. Based on the surface shaping system model a computer simulation system has been developed which facilitates the 3D graphical representation and evaluation of the topography of the generated surface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)483-486
Number of pages4
JournalCIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994


  • generating
  • machining
  • surface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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