Effect of Machining Parameters on Cutting Force when Turning Untreated and Sb-Treated Al-11%Si-1.8%Cu Alloys Using PVD Coated Tools


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One of the important aspects of machining is the measurement of the cutting forces acting on the tool. The information of forces is required for evaluation of power requirements, designing tool holder, machine tool elements and fixture. In this research, the effect of cutting condition on cutting force when turning untreated Al-11%Si-1.8%Cu and Sb-treated alloys was investigated. PVD TiN coated insert as cutting tool under oblique dry cutting process utilized. Experiments were conducted at three different cutting speeds of 70, 130 and 250 m/min with feed rates of 0.05, 0.1 and 0.15 mm/rev, whereas depth of cut was kept constant at 0.05 mm. The results revealed that turning of Sb-treated alloys requires higher cutting force in comparison to untreated alloy. The cutting force values increased about four times with increasing feed rate from 0.05 mm/rev to 0.15 mm/rev. Furthermore, the cutting force decreased with increasing cutting speed from 70 m/min to 250 m/min.



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M. M. Barzani et al., "Effect of Machining Parameters on Cutting Force when Turning Untreated and Sb-Treated Al-11%Si-1.8%Cu Alloys Using PVD Coated Tools", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 234, pp. 74-77, 2012

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November 2012




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