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International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials

International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials (IJMMM)

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  • Sensor based process control of abrasive waterjet machining: a review   Order a copy of this article
    by Paramjit Mahesh Thakur, Dadarao Niwrutti Raut 
    Abstract: Abrasive waterjet technology can machine ductile, brittle, and composite materials without producing any heat-affected zone. In the competitive manufacturing field, the main goal of the manufacturer is to produce products with high quality, low cost, and in less time. All these goals can be attained by the automation of a complete abrasive waterjet system. Hence, this paper presents a review of online process monitoring of abrasive waterjet technology. Here, the overall methodology of process monitoring in abrasive waterjet technology is elaborated. The methodology involved sensor selection, signal processing, feature generation and selection, and the application of modelling techniques for prediction of responses. This review will provide the researchers with a complete source of information for online process monitoring of abrasive waterjet technology.
    Keywords: abrasive waterjet; monitoring; sensor; signal; feature selection.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMMM.2023.10054849
  • Experimental Analysis of Ti6Al4V Drilling: Tool Wear Monitoring and Parametric Characterization   Order a copy of this article
    by Khalid Hussain Hashmi, M.Shahid Khalil 
    Abstract: Titanium is renowned metal in modern industry. However, titanium machining poses significant challenges globally. Since hole making shares 40-60% material removal in aerospace structural components. Therefore, optimising drilling parameters is crucial for economic viability and efficient production. This study focuses on drilling Ti-6Al-4V alloy using Ti-Al-N-coated tungsten carbide inserts. The objective includes measuring tool wear, life, surface roughness, accuracy, circularity, and metallurgical effects under various cutting conditions until tool failure. Lowest surface roughness (14% lower) is achieved at 1,600 rpm compared to 1,200 rpm. Minimum circularity error (56.5%) occurs at 1,200 rpm, 240 mm/min, while the maximum found at 1,200 rpm & 480 mm/min. The smallest hole size deviation (0.13%) is observed at 1,600 rpm, 320 mm/min. Crack failure occurs at 1,200 rpm, 240 mm/min, while wear failure is observed in other combinations. Optimal conditions are 1,600 rpm and 320 mm/min, but trade-offs may be necessary based on specific requirements.
    Keywords: TTi-6Al-4V drilling; tool wear monitoring; parametric characterisation; titanium alloy; drilling parameters.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMMM.2023.10058365
  • Experimental study of Surface Modification of Aluminum 7075 Alloy by Reverse EDM Process using SiC-Cu Powder Metallurgy Green Compact Electrode and Taguchi Experimental Design   Order a copy of this article
    by Lokesh Kumar Ranjan, Sujoy Chakraborty, Uttam Kumar Mandal 
    Abstract: In this work, an attempt has been made to alter the surface of Al-7075 substrate using SiC and Cu powder mixed electrodes in Die sink EDM. Experiments have been carried out using Taguchi L-9 orthogonal array. There are three input parameters in this experiment like compaction load, peak current, and tool composition. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) and main effect analysis have also been performed for the output responses like material deposition rate (MDR), tool wear rate (TWR) and surface roughness (SR) respectively. Material deposition rate of 0.385 (mg/min), tool wear rate of 4.37 (mg/min), average surface roughness of 2.101 (
    Keywords: electro-discharge coating; EDC; powder metallurgy; P/M; green compact electrode; Taguchi design; surface geology.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJMMM.2023.10058899