Research on Specific Structural Parameters of Modified-Tooth Tap for Titanium Alloy TC4
With Third Wave AdvantEdge FEM software, an equivalent finite element model in tapping has been built, making a simulation study of the chip curling of titanium alloy TC4 and analyzing the influnce of a tap hook angle and chip flute shape on chip curling. Based on the simulation study above, the modified-tooth taps made of high-speed steel W9, which have two types of chip flute shape with a chamfer angle of 7°30´and respectively, were developed and the comparative tests of tapping TC4 have been done. The results indicates that the chip removal effects in hand tapping with the standard flute shape and respectively are on the same level, but the tapping torque has become smaller and more effective to a chamfer angle of .
Y.L. Tang et al., "Research on Specific Structural Parameters of Modified-Tooth Tap for Titanium Alloy TC4", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 66-68, pp. 1286-1290, 2011