The precision of part machining is influenced by the tool life. Tools gradually wear out during the cutting process, which reduces the machining accuracy. Many studies have used machining parameters and sensor signals to predict flank wear; however, these methods have many limitations related to sensor installation, which is not only time-consuming and costly but also impractical in industry. This paper proposes an interval type-2 fuzzy neural network (IT2FNN) based on the dynamic-group cooperative differential evolution algorithm for flank wear prediction. Moreover, the Taguchi method is used to design cutting experiments for collecting experimental data and reducing the number of experiments. The CIE-xy color chromaticity values, spindle speed, feed per tooth, cutting depth, and cutting time are used as inputs of the IT2FNN, and the output is the flank wear value. The experimental results indicate that the proposed method can effectively predict flank wear with higher efficiency than other algorithms.
- chip surface
- color calibration
- differential evolution
- Flank wear
- interval type-2 fuzzy neural network