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International Journal of Manufacturing Engineering
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 439634, 8 pages
Research Article

Cutting Forces in Milling of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastics

Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, 03043 Cassino, Italy

Received 9 July 2014; Revised 16 October 2014; Accepted 17 October 2014; Published 13 November 2014

Academic Editor: Thomas R. Kurfess

Copyright © 2014 Luca Sorrentino and Sandro Turchetta. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The machining of fibre reinforced composites is an important activity for optimal application of these advanced materials into engineering fields. During machining any excessive cutting forces have to be avoided in order to prevent any waste product in the last stages of production cycle. Therefore, the ability to predict the cutting forces is essential to select process parameters necessary for an optimal machining. In this paper the effect of cutting conditions during milling machining on cutting force and surface roughness has been investigated. In particular the cutting force components have been analysed in function of the principal process parameters and of the contact angle. This work proposes experimental models for the determination of cutting force components for CFRP milling.