This paper proposes an Optimized Feed Scheduling Strategy (OFSS). This strategy integrates the feed drive dynamics with the minimum-time trajectory planing to achieve the desired feed rate at the appropriate tool position along specified tool path. It optimizes the use of the feed drive capabilities and provides good tracking of the cutting geometry variations. The feed scheduling is applied to maintain near-constant cutting force magnitude. An integrated geometric and mechanistic force model is used to estimate the in-cut geometry and the cutting force. A methodology based on time series modeling and analysis is proposed to identify the low frequency feed drive dynamics. The resulting model is applied as an acceleration/deceleration processor (Acc/Dec) to relate the actual feed rate to the commanded feed rate specified in the G-Code file. The effectiveness of the OFSS is analyzed using ball end milling operations. Its performance in terms of productivity and machining safety is assessed based on comparison with other feed scheduling techniques where the trajectory planing does not consider the feed drive dynamics.

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