Optical tool condition monitoring techniques in milling process

    Machines. Technologies. Materials., Vol. 16 (2022), Issue 6, pg(s) 206-209

    Recent most important improvements in metal cutting industry are utilization of cutting tool and tool condition monitoring systems. These systems help to prevent damage to both machine tools and workpieces. New technologies in optical measurements allow construction of tool condition monitoring systems which does not affect manufacturing processes and are relatively cheap to build because of low prices of optical sensors compared to standard sensors and measurement techniques, built on cutting machines. Our paper summaries various monitoring methods for tool condition monitoring in the milling processes that use optical sensors and optical methods combined with machine vision and image processing, that have been practiced and described in literature.