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:
- Machining induced distortion driven into the workpiece from a cutting tool
- 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.