Workpiece surface flatness improvement by tool length compensation in micromilling

M. Annoni, F. Cacciatore, Ali Davoudinejad, L. Rebaioli, Q. Semeraro

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Micromilling quality improvement requires an accurate management of all the involved resources (machine tool, tool, fixture, workpiece). Specific attention has to be paid, comparing to macro operations, also to machining strategies and tool and workpiece measuring strategies. The extreme workpiece accuracy requires to reinterpret some procedures, already applied in the macro world, with the purpose to minimize errors. It is the case of the tool length compensation, which plays a strong role on the micromilling overall performance. In order to demonstrate the importance of factors affecting tool length, as machine spindle thermal transients and tool wear assessment, the present paper takes the workpiece flatness deviation as a case study and presents a manufacturing and measuring strategy able to meet a challenging flatness constraint.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th International Conference on MicroManufacturing (ICOMM) 2014
Number of pages6
PublisherResearch Publishing Services
Publication date2014
Article number107
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on MicroManufacturing - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 25 Mar 201428 Mar 2014
Conference number: 9


Conference9th International Conference on MicroManufacturing
LocationNanyang Technological University
Internet address


  • Micromilling
  • Accuracy
  • Flatness


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