Establishing Standard Cutting Conditions for Performance Testing Of Universal Metal Cutting Machine Tools

  • M. Burdekin
  • A. Cowley
  • J. Tlusty


The paper discusses the basis for formulating standardised conditions for practical cutting tests to reveal the chatter performance of machine tools. The conditions proposed would also be applicable to vibration testing and analysis.

The proposed conditions have been derived by due consideration to machine utilization, workpiece statistics and tool life. Examples relating to centre lathes and horizontal milling and boring machines are presented.

The paper is based upon work conducted during an investigation sponsored by the Department of Trade and Industry of the Ministry of Aviation Supply.


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© Macmillan Publishers Limited 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Burdekin
  • A. Cowley
  • J. Tlusty
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Manchester Institute of Science and TechnologyUK

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