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The purpose of this study was to assemble and condense the research and background literature available on cutting tool chatter vibration. Another requirement was to translate the highly technical language of the researcher into a form readily understandable to shop floor personnel.

Support staff called upon to assist in the elimination of chatter problems have not been given the informational resources necessary to effectively deal with the phenomenon. This information should be gathered from university libraries and cutting tool experts and combined into one basic reference work.

If collecting the references were all that was required they could simply be photocopied, transcribed, and tied in one neat bundle. However an additional problem was posed by the technical depth of the typical journal article. When examining any particular aspect of the chatter process in detail this is necessary and might be required to bring about a solution to an individual case of chatter. What is missing is an overview or roadmap to help the novice focus in on the area of the subject needing the exhaustive analysis.

The last step in this process was to verify the accuracy and effectiveness of the guide produced.

Year of Submission

Spring 1992

Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Industrial Technology


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Date Original

Spring 1992

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