Characterization of Micromist for Effective Minimum Quantity Lubrication

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This research characterizes flow of micromist for machining purpose. Liquid lubricant with contact angle less than 5° is chosen for best wetting on workpiece and tool materials. A high nozzle air speed of 100 m/s produces micromist with 20° spherical cone angle containing droplets of 4 μm average diameter, but smaller droplets might raise an environmental concern. Preliminary comparative tests show a significant reduction of tool wear when machining 4140 steel in minimum quantity lubrication.

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Iskandar I. Yaacob, Mohammad Yeakub Ali, Iis Sopyan and Saleem Hashmi

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43-46

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10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.1115.43

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I. Lerma et al., "Characterization of Micromist for Effective Minimum Quantity Lubrication", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 1115, pp. 43-46, 2015

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July 2015

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