• Tamás Makkai University of Miskolc, Hungary
  • János Kundrák University of Miskolc, Hungary
  • Nikolaos E. Karkalos National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Angelos P. Markopoulos National Technical University of Athens, Greece




face milling, cutting speed, feed rate, round insert, cutting forces, specific cutting forces.


Face milling is frequently used for the rendering of flat surfaces with a high degree of precision. With this machining process, high material removal rate is possible to be attained but management of cutting forces values is also desirable, in order to avoid excessive power consumption, tool wear or vibrations. This can be achieved by selecting the process parameters within an appropriate range for each case. In the present study, an experimental investigation is conducted with a view to determine the effect of two important process parameters, namely cutting speed and feed on the cutting forces and the specific cutting forces during face milling, in cases where a round insert is used.

Author Biographies

Tamás Makkai, University of Miskolc

Teaching engineer, University of Miskolc, Department of Production Engineering

János Kundrák, University of Miskolc

Prof.Dr.habil., Professor, University of Miskolc, Department of Production Engineering

Nikolaos E. Karkalos, National Technical University of Athens

National Technical University of Athens, Greece, Department of Manufacturing Technology

Angelos P. Markopoulos, National Technical University of Athens

Assistant Professor in NTUAs, Section of Manufacturing Technology, School of Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece


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