Forecasting compensatory control (FCC) of machining flatness

C. W. Park*, K. F. Eman, S. M. Wu

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Forecasting Compensatory Control (FCC) was implemented to improve the flatness of three dimensional prismatic workpieces in an end-milling operation. The basic logic of the strategy is based on inprocess error measurement, stochastic modelling, and prediction and compensation of the cutting errors. The proposed FCC system consisted of a newly developed laser-based in-process flatness error measurement system, a hydraulic positioning servo system, and a digital microcomputer control system. Through the application of the FCC system to on-line cutting experiments, the workpiece flatness error was reduced by up to 80% during machining.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-67
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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