Machining, Measurement, and Control Laboratory
 

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

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