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Assessing the Environmental Vibration Effects on Tool Wear Evaluation in Lathe Operation

Author Affiliations

  • 1Industrial and Management Systems Department of AUT, 424, Hafez st. Tehran, IRAN
  • 2 School of Mechanical Engineering, USM, 14300 Nibong Tebal, Penang, MALAYSIA

Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 4, Issue (1), Pages 1-7, January,26 (2015)


Lathe operation is an important method to produce turn parts in industries. Tool wear detection is an important subject due to its effect on the useful life of cutting tool and also quality of products. In other words, an economic production, using machining method, affected by tool wear thus this field of study is important to decrease the total cost of products and increase productivity. This work introduces the algorithm used for assessing the effect of environmental vibration on tool scar evaluation on machine tool. Since the vibration is a critical factor that affects the results of a measurement method for tool wear, thus the effect of vibration is tested in this work. A machine vision was used to study the tool scar in CNC lathe operation. An algorithm was utilized to investigate the nose scar of tooltip in lathe operation. The outcomes of this research show that tool scar assessment is possible where the environmental vibration is existed using machine vision in-process.


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