A new trochoidal toolpath in milling operations

Kıyak M., Emiroğlu U., Baştekeli O.

Journal of Thermal Engineering, vol.9, no.2, pp.356-365, 2023 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.18186/thermal.1281284
  • Journal Name: Journal of Thermal Engineering
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.356-365
  • Keywords: Cutting Force, Surface Quality, Temperature, Tool Wear, Toolpath, Trochoidal Milling
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The milling is a widely used method in the manufacturing industry, especially in the production of complex engravings such as die&molds. Rough milling often requires a large material removal rate in a short time. This purpose also requires the selection and use of the best milling tool path. Today, trochoidal milling is receiving more attention than conventional milling, especially as it significantly increases tool life. In this study, a new toolpath model for trochoidal milling is suggested and this proposed toolpath model is examined in terms of cutting temperature, cutting force, surface quality, tool wear. In this new trochoidal toolpath model proposed for the milling method, the cutting force did not change much compared to the standard trochoidal tool path, but better surface quality and less tool wear were observed