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Applications of Different Optimization Methods for Metal Cutting Operation – A Review

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rungta Engineering College, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, INDIA

Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 1, Issue (3), Pages 52-58, September,26 (2012)


Optimum selection of the cutting conditions effectively contributes to the increase in the productivity and reduction in the production cost, therefore utmost attention is paid to this problem. Optimization of cutting parameters is essential for a manufacturing unit to respond effectively to severe competitiveness and increasing demand of quality product in the market. In cutting process, optimization of cutting parameters is considered to be a vital tool for improvement in output quality of a product as well as reducing the overall production time. An optimization technique provides optimal or near optimal solution of optimization problem, which can be implemented in the actual metal cutting process. Quality and productivity play a major role in today's manufacturing market. From a customer's viewpoint, quality is very important because the extent of quality determines the degree of satisfaction of the customers. Apart from quality, there exists another important criterion called productivity which is directly related to the profits of an industry and also to its growth. Every manufacturing firm aims at producing larger number of units with in short time. Productivity can be increased by having sound knowledge of all the optimization techniques for machining. In this research paper, a comparison has been made between different optimization including their approaches. The proposed research can be very helpful for industries to determine the optimal cutting parameters and improve the process quality. The comparison will also be beneficial in minimizing the costs incurred and improving productivity of manufacturing firms.


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