Title: A review on future implementation of cryogenic machining in manufacturing industry

Authors: Shalina Sheik Muhamad; Jaharah A. Ghani; Che Hassan Che Haron

Addresses: Mechanical Engineering Program, Centre for Materials Engineering and Smart Manufacturing (MERCU), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, 43600, Malaysia ' Mechanical Engineering Program, Centre for Materials Engineering and Smart Manufacturing (MERCU), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, 43600, Malaysia ' Mechanical Engineering Program, Centre for Materials Engineering and Smart Manufacturing (MERCU), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, 43600, Malaysia

Abstract: Cryogenic machining is the use of a cryogen medium, an alternative to conventional flood cooling used in material cutting operations. The use of cryogenic machining could improve the functional performance of machined parts, through engineered surface integrity. The state of the art of cryogenic machining, benefits, and applications have been reviewed first. It is obvious that cryogenic research to date has focused on the hard-to-cut materials such as titanium, Inconel 718 and AISI 52100 but few studies were carried out on hardened steel. The overall objective of this review is to advance the state of art of cryogenic machining in terms of machinability and thus complement available limited literature. Cryogenic machining can increase machinability, in terms of its effects on tool life, cutting force, chip formation, and surface integrity. In conclusion, cryogenic application in manufacturing processes could possibly be used as an enhancement method for surface hardening when using appropriate cutting conditions, thus avoiding expensive and time-consuming post-treatment processes.

Keywords: cryogenic; machinability; sustainable manufacturing; surface integrity.

DOI: 10.1504/PIE.2018.097065

Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal, 2018 Vol.12 No.3, pp.260 - 283

Received: 09 Jul 2018
Accepted: 12 Jul 2018

Published online: 07 Dec 2018 *

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