Thread Milling Cutter Flute Production Possibility Research by Using Typical Profiles Grinding Wheels

  • O. V. Malkov
  • I. A. PavlyuchenkovEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


The research of the technological possibility of producing comb-like thread milling cutters flutes on the basis of their mathematical and experimental modeling and the study of the thread mill prototype production possibility by using a typical profile grinding wheels was conducted. The analysis of grinding wheel types used for manufacture various flutes profiles was carried out, as a result of which the possibility of using a straight and conical profile grinding wheels for forming thread mill flutes was established. Mathematical dependencies determining the flute end section profile made by the grinding wheel have been derived, taking into account the kinematic scheme of the five-coordinate grinding and sharpening CNC machines. The proposed mathematical equations are confirmed by experimental studies in the processing of helical flutes on bulk polyamide blanks with a diameter of 34.5 mm on a universal sharpening machine. The flute profiles end section comparison (experimental and calculated) revealed good convergence. The thread milling cutter CoroMill Plura R217.15-140100AC26 N was selected as a prototype for the study of thread milling cutters of flute producing possibility. It was found that the grinding wheel of type 1A1 is not suitable for making prototype flutes, though it is possible to select positioning parameters so that a divergence of the flutes end section (prototype and design) is in the range of 3 … 63 micrometers, which reveals the prototype thread milling cutter flutes technological production possibility by using grinding wheels with typical profiles.


Thread milling cutter Flute profiling Typical wheel profile Flute grinding End section profile 


  1. 1.
    Evsyukov SA, Nebogov SM, Punin VI, Fedotov IL (2016) Surface plastic deformation of threads in ultrasound treatment. Russ Eng Res 36(8):620–625. Scholar
  2. 2.
    Evsyukov S, Nebogov S, Fedotov I (2016) Pipe thread wear-resistant ultrasonic hardening unit. Vibroengineering PROCEDIA 8:142–146.
  3. 3.
    Fedorova LV, Fedorov SK, Ivanova YS, Voronina MV (2017) Increase of wear resistance of the drill pipe thread connection by electromechanical surface hardening 12(18):7485–7489Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Gao H, Lu S, Yang A, Bao Y (2017) A methodology for helical mill-grinding of tiny internal threads made of hard brittle materials. Int J Adv Manuf Technol 91(1–4):25–37. Scholar
  5. 5.
    Morgunov VA, Nebogov SM, Fedotov IL (2018, 04) Elevation of the Wear Resistance of Threads of Tubing Strings Under the Action of Ultrasound. Metallurgist 61(11–12):1108–1114.
  6. 6.
    Fromentin G, Poulachon G (2010, 07) Geometrical analysis of thread milling—part 1: evaluation of tool angles. Int J Adv Manuf Technol 49(1–4):73–80.
  7. 7.
    Fromentin G, Poulachon G (2010) Geometrical analysis of thread milling—part 2: calculation of uncut chip thickness. Int J Adv Manuf Technol 49(1–4):81–87. Scholar
  8. 8.
    Glushko EV (2008, 07) Thread milling by the engagement method. Russ Eng Res 28(7):720–722.
  9. 9.
    Danilenko BD (2015, 01) Cutting conditions for thread mills. Russian Engineering Research 35(1):76–77.
  10. 10.
    Kirichek AV, Afonin AN (n.d.) Stress-strain state of the thread-milling tool and blank. Russ Eng Res 27(10):715–718.
  11. 11.
    Kosarev VA, Grechishnikov VA, Kosarev DV (2009) Milling internal thread with planetary tool motion. Russ Eng Res 29(11):1177–1179. Scholar
  12. 12.
    Lee SW, Nestler A (2012) Simulation-aided design of thread milling cutter. Procedia CIRP 1:120–125. Scholar
  13. 13.
    Mal’kov OV (2013). Precision of the external-thread profile in thread cutting. Russ Eng Res 33(3):172–175Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Balandin AD, Danilenko BD (2008) Margin in sharpening helical channels of tool. Russ Eng Res 28(8):814–815. Scholar
  15. 15.
    Balandin AD, Danilenko BD (2013) Producing helical channels on taps by means of face mills. Russ Eng Res 33(6):355–357. Scholar
  16. 16.
    Chen Z, Ji W, He G, Liu X, Wang L, Rong Y (2018) Iteration based calculation of position and orientation of grinding wheel for solid cutting tool flute grinding. J Manuf Process 36:209–215. Scholar
  17. 17.
    Ivanov V, Nankov G, Kirov V (1998) CAD orientated mathematical model for determination of profile helical surfaces. Int J Mach Tools Manuf 38(8):1001–1015. Scholar
  18. 18.
    Kaldor S, Rafael AM, Messinger D (1988) On the CAD of profiles for cutters and helical flutes—geometrical aspects. CIRP Ann 37(1):53–56. Scholar
  19. 19.
    Karpuschewski B, Jandecka K, Mourek D (2011) Automatic search for wheel position in flute grinding of cutting tools. CIRP Ann 60(1):347–350. Scholar
  20. 20.
    Petukhov YE, Movsesyan AV (2007) Determining the shape of the back surface of disc milling cutter for machining a contoured surface. Russ Eng Res 27(8):519–521. Scholar
  21. 21.
    Zhao XF, He L, Shi HY (2013) Research on the Mathematical Model of Helical Groove of the End Mill Based on the Grinding Wheel Attitude 589–590:416–420.
  22. 22.
    Zhidyaev AN (2018) Impact of grinding wheel position on flute profile of end mill and cutting process. In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering vol 302, no 1.

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BMSTUMoscowRussia

Personalised recommendations