Parametric study of surface finish in end milling using robust design techniques

Alok K. Verma, Steven L. Holcomb, Paul Blessner, Dave Tilman, William F. Johnston

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Surface finish in end milling depends upon a number of variables, such as feed rate, cutting speed, tool material, etc. The relative effect of these variables on surface roughness is not understood very well. The Taguchi method is used in end milling process to identify variables having major influence on surface finish. Partial factorial design using L9 orthogonal array is used in the design of experiments. Signal to Noise ratio analysis along with analysis of variance is used to study the effect of these parameters on surface finish. Knowledge about these relationships will help a process planner or a machinist optimize the cutting process with respect to surface finish.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInnovations and Applied Research in Mechanical Engineering Technology - 2003
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)079183722X, 9780791837221
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Event2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress - Washington, DC., United States
Duration: Nov 15 2003Nov 21 2003

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Mechanical Engineering Division Publication (MET)


Other2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC.


  • DOE
  • Milling
  • Orthogonal Arrays
  • Parametric Study
  • Taguchi Method and Surface Finish

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