Chatter suppression techniques in metal cutting

J. Munoa, X. Beudaert, Z. Dombovari, Y. Altintas, E. Budak, C. Brecher, G. Stépán

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The self-excited vibration, called chatter, is one of the main limitations in metal removal processes. Chatter may spoil the surface of the part and can also cause large reduction in the life of the different components of the machine tool including the cutting tool itself. During the last 60 years, several techniques have been proposed to suppress chatter. This keynote paper presents a critical review of the different chatter suppression techniques. Process solutions with design and control approaches are compiled to provide a complete view of the available methods to stabilize the cutting process. The evolution of each technique is described remarking the most important milestones in research and the corresponding industrial application. The selection of the most appropriate technique for each specific chatter problem is also discussed considering various aspects of machining processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)785-808
Number of pages24
JournalCIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Chatter
  • Mechatronics
  • Vibrations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Munoa, J., Beudaert, X., Dombovari, Z., Altintas, Y., Budak, E., Brecher, C., & Stépán, G. (2016). Chatter suppression techniques in metal cutting. CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, 65(2), 785-808.