Faculty Advisor

Fofana, Mustapha S


Current trends in high-speed machining aim to increase manufacturing efficiency by maximizing material removal rates and minimizing part cycle times. This project explores three related technologies and presents a system design for rapid production of custom machined parts. First a reliability analysis in high-speed machining of thin wall features is put forth with experimental results. Second an implementation of on-demand manufacturing is presented with emphasis on flexibility and automation. Finally innovative manufacturing cell design is used to drive costs down by optimizing material and information flow. The resulting high-speed on-demand machining cell design employs effective techniques to reduce production time, meet changing customer needs, and drive down costs.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2008


Manufacturing Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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