Balancing tradeoffs between machining time and energy consumption for impeller rough machining




Velasquez Arriaza, Oscar
Kim, Dong-Won
Lee, Jong-Yeong
Suhaimi, M. A.

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DEStech Publications, Inc.


Electrical energy is directly linked to society prosperity across the globe

much of this due to the diverse machining and manufacturing processes. Keeping pace with the high energy demand growth will require constant efforts on investment and research to explore new alternatives. This paper outlines the application of multiple response optimization in order to find a balance in the tradeoff between production time and energy consumption in 5- axis impeller rough machining. It is well known that higher speed reduces the machining time but increases the energy consumption, and vice versa. By utilizing response surface methodology (RSM) together with desirability function it is possible to find a quantitative form of the relationship between outputs and the independent factors involved in the process. Four independent factors were selected, namely, spindle speed, feed rate, depth and width of cut. The responses are consumed energy and machining time. The results showed that selecting an appropriate feed rate is crucial to balance the tradeoffs between energy and time. Spindle speed is the major factor that consumes more energy, while width of cut is the most influential factor on machining time.


Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation & Intelligent Manufacturing, held May 20-23, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas, and organized by the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Lean Systems, University of Texas at San Antonio
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Machining--Energy consumption, High-speed machining--Energy consumption, Cutting machines, Spindles (Machine-tools)