A Method for Using a Virtual Machining Simulation to Consider Both Equivalent CO2 Emissions and Machining Costs in Determining Cutting Conditions
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Meijo University
1-501 Shiogamaguchi, Tempaku-ku, Nagoya 468-8502, Japan
An evaluation system for calculating equivalent CO2 emissions and machining costs is developed using an activity-based model. The system can evaluate a machining process from an NC program, workpiece information, and cutting tool information, and it can then calculate accurate equivalent CO2 emissions and the machining cost. The cutting speed of an end mill operation is evaluated in terms of the equivalent CO2 emission and the machining cost. Based on the results, optimal cutting conditions are determined to minimize the equivalent CO2 emissions and the machining cost to the extent possible.
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