In this thesis, I research the influence of the milling tool microgeometry on cutting forces. The geometry of the cutting edge significantly affects the durability of the tool, manufacturing accuracy, and cutting forces. With properly selected tool geometry, material, and coating of the tool, we can ensure the stability of the process and contribute to fast and optimal processing. Knowledge of the cutting forces allows us to select the appropriate clamping technique and tools for a particular application.
When measuring the cutting forces, we changed different parameters and, thus, obtained the spectrum of the analyzed range of values. We varied the radial depth of cut and feed per tooth, which, consequently, meant also the feed rate while maintaining the cutting speed and axial depth of cut.
We concluded that the radial depth of cut has a greater influence on the magnitude of cutting forces than the feed rate and that at a high rate of material removal, the influence of the radius of the cutting edge is negligible.