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Seminar with Dr. Tony Schmitz--Manufacturing, Metrology, and Modeling

In this presentation, Dr. Schmitz will detail recent research efforts at the intersection of manufacturing,
metrology (measurement), and modeling. First, he will describe various bifurcations (i.e., dramatic
changes in the system behavior) that can occur in milling operations. After a brief introduction to
machining dynamics, he will provide descriptions of periodic sampling for milling signal analysis,
Poincaré maps, bifurcation diagrams, and stability maps. He will examine the possibility of machining
under period‐n bifurcation conditions to produce acceptable parts at reduced cost. Second, he will
describe a reverse engineering solution for modeling the behavior of non‐standard edge geometry
endmills, where structured light scanning is used to produce a solid model of the endmill and spatial
coordinates of the cutting edges are extracted. He will show how the cutting edge geometry can be
incorporated in a time domain simulation that predicts cutting force and tool/workpiece deflection,
which enables pre‐process selection of optimized machining parameters.

Monday, February 11 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Dougherty Engineering Building, 409
1512 Middle Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996

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Lectures & Presentations


Current Students, Faculty & Staff


Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering (MABE)

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Kathy Williams

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