Active Control of Internal Turning Operations Using a Boring Bar

Document type: Conference Papers
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Author(s): Linus Pettersson, Lars Håkansson, Ingvar Claesson, Sven Olsson
Title: Active Control of Internal Turning Operations Using a Boring Bar
Conference name: The ninth IEEE Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice
Year: 2002
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: Department of Telecommunications and Signal Processing (Institutionen för telekommunikation och signalbehandling)
Department of Telecommunications and Signal Processing S-372 25 Ronneby
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Language: English
Abstract: Vibrations in internal turning or boring operations are usually a cumbersome part of the manufacturing process.
The manufacturing industries are having problems with these kinds of cutting operations. When cutting in pre-drilled holes the cross sectional area of the boring bar is limited at the same time as it is long. Since a general boring bar is long and slender it is sensitive to external excitation and thereby inclined to vibrate. The vibration problem affects the surface finish in particular. The demand for smaller and smaller tolerances of the surface finish leads to that the manufacturing industry seeks for a solution to the boring bar vibration problem. The tool life is also likely to be influenced by the vibrations involved in a cutting operation.
Another problem in boring operations is the high noise level in the cutting process. The noise level in the environment of the operators is today more and more regulated, especially in the western world.
Active vibration control will reduce the amount of vibrations in the cutting operations. Since the noise is induced by the vibration of the boring bar, the noise level will also be reduced due to the cancellation of the noise source.
Preliminary results show reduction of vibrations in the boring bar by up to 30dB.
Subject: Signal Processing\Active Noise and Vibration Control