Basic study on the development of the general purpose vertical milling machine for educational skill training

Takekazu Sawa, Masayuki Okabe, Akio Siga, Masami Mutoh, Takayuki Kurihara, Kuniaki Unno

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In this study, covering for the skill training centers in Japan, we performed surveillance study about the functions required for the general purpose milling machines for educational skill training. As a result, it was found that the function of recognizing machining state is desired for milling machines besides higher stiffness, higher accuracy, and the ease of chip treatment. Based on this fact, the general purpose vertical milling machine was developed for educational skill training. First, a beginner's work analysis was conducted and the functions which control the mishandling were developed. The operation mistake has decreased by this function. In addition, the cutting power inspection system was built by using high sensitive micro-wattmeter. And, the possibility of judgment of tool wear was found by inspecting the change of the wave profile in the wattmeter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKey Engineering Materials
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780878493388
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
ISSN (Print)1013-9826
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9795


  • Cutting force
  • Cutting power
  • Educational skill training
  • General purpose vertical milling machine
  • Next-generation general purpose milling machine
  • Skill succession

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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