Tool Wear of Diamond Tools in Ultrasonic Vibration Turning Titanium Alloys
Titanium alloys, as difficult-to-cut materials, have poor machinability due to their superior mechanical properties, heat resistance and corrosion resistance. High cutting temperature and great cutting force that will greatly accelerate tool wear often occurs in titanium alloys cutting process. In this paper, an ultrasonic vibration turning method was used to lower diamond tool wear during TC4 titanium alloy turning process. Ultrasonic vibration turning tests were carried out with various cutting parameters. Experimental results indicated that there’s a significant reduction of the wear rate of diamond tools by means of ultrasonic vibration in TC4 turning process. For ultrasonic vibration turning, spindle speed, the amplitude and frequency of vibration of the tool are the greatest impact of tool wear, followed by feed rate, then the cutting depth.
Z. M. Zhou et al., "Tool Wear of Diamond Tools in Ultrasonic Vibration Turning Titanium Alloys", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 229-231, pp. 517-520, 2012