Title: Machining in high pressure coolant environment – a strategy to improve machining performance: a review

Authors: Hanmant Shete; Madhav Sohani; Amol Todkar

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, BMSPM's, Ashokrao Mane Group of Institutions, Faculty of Engineering, Vathar, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Angadi Institute of Technology and Management, Belagavi, Karnataka, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tatayasaheb Kore Institute of Engineering and Technology, Warananagar, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India

Abstract: Machining is a commonly preferred production process. Machining with high pressure coolant, cryogenic coolant, or atomised coolant spray are the latest techniques investigated by the researchers to improve the productivity. Researchers have performed the work on various aspects of machining using high pressure coolant. Researchers have investigated effect of coolant related parameters, machining parameters, tool related parameters on surface finish, dimensional accuracy, tool wear, tool life, forces, chip morphology, tool and work piece temperature, and wear mechanism during machining of different materials. Researchers have performed the research with regard to coolant type, coolant pressure, flow rate, coolant concentration, and coolant jet direction and come up with interesting and beneficial findings. This paper presents a comprehensive literature review on high pressure coolant strategy in machining of materials with respect to various aspects. The paper presents important findings in this area and pinpoints the issues which should be investigated in future.

Keywords: machining; high pressure coolant; HPC; coolant pressure; tool wear; machining performance; coolant parameters; machining parameters; tool parameters.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMTM.2019.104551

International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 2019 Vol.33 No.6, pp.468 - 492

Received: 07 Dec 2016
Accepted: 11 May 2017

Published online: 17 Jan 2020 *

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