The experimental study on machinability of new developed Al/(Sip+SiCp)
by M. Chen, L.L. Jing, G. Liu
International Journal of Materials and Product Technology (IJMPT), Vol. 32, No. 2/3, 2008

Abstract: Machinability of new developed Al/(Sip+SiCp) was investigated experimentally in terms of cutting force, vibration, tool wear and surface quality. Results showed that the machinability of Al/Sip was improved when certain volume fraction of Sip was replaced by SiCp. Favourable machinability was obtained by Al/(Sip+SiCp) with 8% SiCp and 50% Sip. Compared to Al/Sip with 65% Sip, cutting force was reduced by nearly 80%, tool wear for 30 seconds decreased by 50% and machined surface was smoother. The vibration was, however, rather serious. Therefore, the control of vibration became necessary in cutting of Al/(Sip+SiCp).

Online publication date: Fri, 27-Jun-2008

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