Active Control of Feed Rate & Spindle Speed to Extend Tool Life During CNC Milling Processes

MQP Team:

  • Joseph Driscoll
  • Brenden Gibbons  


  • Yiming (Kevin Rong)  

This project involved design and partial implementation of an active tool wear monitoring and prevention platform. In order to assess the sponsor company’s needs, a requirements analysis was performed. After researching and analyzing the current state of the art a program was written in C and C++ to actively monitor axial cutting forces and control spindle speed and feedrate of a CNC to maximize tool life through various control methods. In order to complete the system, a comprehensive, user-friendly GUI was created. Learn more...

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