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There is a constant desire for an accurate way to measure and analyze the cutting force of a machine or tool in order to optimize machining processes for tool life. Accurate cutting force measurements are key variables in the optimization processes for cutting, predicting surface roughness, and monitoring tool wear and performance. Currently the customer is in possession of a stationary dynamometer designed for use on a lathe. However, the customer wants to adapt the existing technology for use on a rotating tool in a milling machine or drill press.
A specialized toolholder can be inserted into the machine with internally-mounted strain gauges that can be used to detect deformations within the structure. The strain gauges change resistance as the structure naturally deforms from the cutting process. This resistance can be measured and wirelessly transmitted by a microcontroller to a computer so the customer can analyze the force data.
The goal of the project is to develop an accurate dynamometer to measure cutting forces in three dimensions with respect to rotating cutting tools. The dynamometer should be able to accurately collect data when experiencing forces up to 500 N and rotation speeds up to 2000 rpm. The dynamometer should also have an ideal lifespan of 300 hours. An operations manual containing detailed user instructions will also need to be produced.
Team Photo (From left to right): Joseph Amoia, Muhammad Ibraheem, Zac Rubeor, Elbert Heacock, Brian Coren
|Joseph Amoia||Electrical Engineering||Project Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Brian Coren||Mechanical Engineering||Mechanical Engineering Leademail@example.com|
|Elbert Heacock||Mechanical Engineering||Lead Process Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Muhammad Ibraheem||Electrical Engineering||Electrical Engineering Leademail@example.com|
|Zac Rubeor||Mechanical Engineering||Team Leaderfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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