Title: Experimental investigations on machining characteristics of titanium in ultrasonic impact grinding

Authors: Rupinder Singh

Addresses: Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana 141006, Punjab, India

Abstract: In this study, an effort has been made to experimentally explore the possibility for Ultrasonic Impact Grinding (UIG) of pure titanium, using High-Speed Steel (HSS), Tungsten Carbide (WC) and Stainless Steel (SS) tools. Two output parameters (Material Removal Rate (MRR) and Tool Wear Rate (TWR)) at three different slurry temperatures (10%C, 27%C and 60%C) were selected to access the capability of UIG. The results suggested that the temperature has insignificant effect on the MRR and TWR in UIG of commercially pure titanium. Furthermore, the effect of power rating on MRR and TWR was greatly influenced by material properties.

Keywords: UIG; ultrasonic impact grinding; pure titanium; HSS; high-speed steel; tungsten carbide; stainless steel; slurry temperature; material removal rate; MRR; tool wear rate.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCMSSE.2010.029679

International Journal of Computational Materials Science and Surface Engineering, 2010 Vol.3 No.1, pp.24 - 33

Published online: 01 Dec 2009 *

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