Paper Title
Experimental Studies on Influence of Milling Parameters on Surface Roughness of Nylon Material Using Taguchi Method

Milling is the process of machining flat, curved or irregular surfaces by feeding the work piece against a rotating cutter containing a number of cutting edges. The milling machine consists of basically a motor driven spindle, which mounts and revolves the milling cutter and a reciprocating adjustable worktable, which mounts and feeds the work piece. The speed and motion of the cutting tool is specified through several parameters. These parameters are selected for each operation based upon the work piece material, tool material, tool size and more. In the present work, surface finish is optimized using Taguchi technique while machining Nylon material varying the parameters such as spindle speed, depth of cut and feed rate. Experiments are conducted by considering machining parameters and evaluating surface roughness values. Design of Experiments is done using Taguchi technique in Minitab software. Index Terms— Milling, Taguchi technique, Surface Roughness.