Comparison of manual and image processing methods of end-milling burr measurement

R. V. Sharan*, G. C. Onwubolu

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This paper compares the results for manual method of burr height measurement with the image-processing technique for end-milled work-pieces under various conditions. The manual method refers to the traditional way where a few readings are taken at random locations using a microscope and the burr height is approximated with an average value. In contrast, the image processing technique analyzes the whole burr profile as seen through the lens of the microscope and captured using a digital camera. With the results obtained using the image processing method as reference, the results show a significant difference between the two average readings in most cases and generally the percentage error is greater for work-pieces with irregular burrs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovations and advances in computing, informatics, systems sciences, networking and engineering
EditorsTarek Sobh, Khaled Elleithy
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783319067735
ISBN (Print)9783319067728
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119


  • Burr height
  • End-milling
  • Image processing


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