Development of Cutting Tools with Built-in Thin Film Thermocouple for Monitoring Machining Temperature
Temperature plays a vital role in the machining industry today. NiCr/NiSi thin-film thermocouples have been deposited on the rake face of polycrystalline cubic boron nitride (PCBN) tools by magnetron sputtering. The typical deposition conditions are summarized. Static and dynamic calibrations of the NiCr/NiSi thin-film thermocouples are presented. The Seebeck coefficient of the TFTC is 37.3 μV/°C. The response time is about 3.9 ms. The testing results indicate that the developed NiCr/NiSi thin-film thermocouple sensors perform excellently when machining A3 steel in situ.
Zhengyi Jiang, Shanqing Li, Jianmin Zeng, Xiaoping Liao and Daoguo Yang
Q. Y. Zeng et al., "Development of Cutting Tools with Built-in Thin Film Thermocouple for Monitoring Machining Temperature", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 189-193, pp. 3170-3174, 2011