Experimental Studies on Influence of Milling Parameters on Surface Roughness of Nylon Material Using Taguchi Method
Milling is the process of machining flat, curved or irregular surfaces by feeding the work piece against a rotating
cutter containing a number of cutting edges. The milling machine consists of basically a motor driven spindle, which mounts
and revolves the milling cutter and a reciprocating adjustable worktable, which mounts and feeds the work piece. The speed
and motion of the cutting tool is specified through several parameters. These parameters are selected for each operation
based upon the work piece material, tool material, tool size and more.
In the present work, surface finish is optimized using Taguchi technique while machining Nylon material varying the
parameters such as spindle speed, depth of cut and feed rate. Experiments are conducted by considering machining
parameters and evaluating surface roughness values. Design of Experiments is done using Taguchi technique in Minitab
Index Terms— Milling, Taguchi technique, Surface Roughness.