Tool selection method based on transfer learning for CNC machines
Owing to the changes in product requirements and development of new tool technology, traditional tool selection approach based on the human experience is leading to time-consuming and low efficiency. Under the cooperation of historical data resource accumulated by manufacturing enterprises, with human expert resource, a new tool selection mechanism can be established. In this paper, we apply transfer learning to tool selection issue. Starting from the foundation of migration, we showed a unified expression of expert experience and process case in a multi-source heterogeneous environment. Then, we propose a transfer learning algorithm (TLrAdaBoost) based on AdaBoost, which uses a small amount of target domain data (expert experience sample) and a large number of source domain low-quality data (process case sample), to build a high-quality classification model. Experimental results show the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm.