Machining, Measurement, and Control Laboratory

Monitoring and Control of Cutting Forces in Machining Processes: A Review
Atsushi Matsubara, Soichi Ibaraki

Much research has gone into machining process monitoring and control. This paper reviews monitoring and control schemes of cutting force and torque. Sensors to measure cutting force and torque, as well as their indirect estimation, are reviewed. Feedback control schemes and model-based feedforward scheduling schemes of cutting forces, as well as tool path optimization schemes for cutting force regulation, are reviewed. The authors’ works are also briefly presented.
Key Words:   milling, cutting force, machining process monitoring, machining process control