Computer-aided optimization of multi-pass turning operations for continuous forms on CNC lathes

Chao Ton Su, Mu-Chen Chen

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Abstract

The Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine is one of the most effective production facilities used in manufacturing industry. Determining the optimal machining parameters is essential in the machining process planning since the machining parameters significantly affect production cost and quality of machined parts. Previous studies involving machining optimization of turning operations concentrated primarily on developing machining models for bar components. Machined parts on the CNC lathes, however, typically have continuous forms. In this study, we formulate an optimization model for turned parts with continuous forms. Also, a stochastic optimization method based on the simulated annealing algorithm and the pattern search is applied to solve this machining optimization problem. Finally, the applications of the developed machining model and the proposed optimization algorithm are established through the numerical examples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)583-596
Number of pages14
JournalIIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers)
Volume31
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999

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