Title: Micro textured cutting tool effects on cutting forces, volumetric wear and adhesion in dry turning of titanium alloy

Authors: Kaushalendra Patel; Bilgin Kaftanoğlu; Tuğrul Özel

Addresses: Manufacturing and Automation Research Laboratory, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, USA ' Metal Forming Center of Excellence, Atılım University, Ankara 06830, Turkey ' Manufacturing and Automation Research Laboratory, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, USA

Abstract: There are several distinct advantages offered by micro-textures applied to cutting tool surfaces to reduce forces, friction, and wear. This study provides investigations on micro-grooves fabricated on the rake face of tungsten carbide inserts (WC/Co) that were used in turning titanium alloy Ti-6Al-4V under dry conditions. Tool inserts included varying micro-groove width (50~100 μm), depth (10~30 μm) and spacing (15~100 μm). In the experiments, a constant depth of cut and a cutting speed were used. The effect of micro-textured tool surfaces on cutting force and tool wear was found to be significant.

Keywords: cutting tool; machining; micro-texture.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMMS.2019.103482

International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems, 2019 Vol.12 No.3/4, pp.180 - 195

Received: 10 Apr 2019
Accepted: 17 Jun 2019

Published online: 30 Oct 2019 *

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