Understanding Machining Distortion to Improve Manufacturing Sustainability

Understanding Machining Distortion to Improve Manufacturing Sustainability

PhD student Destiny Garcia

Distortion in manufacturing is a defined as the deviation of a part shape from original intent after released from the fixture. In machining, there are two main causes of part distortion:

  1. Machining induced distortion driven into the workpiece from a cutting tool
  2. Bulk residual stress induced distortion in which there is a rebalance of residual stress from re-equilibration due to material removal.

We are investigating this topic in collaboration with Professor Michael Hill, MAE UC Davis.

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