The Experimental Investigation of the Effects of Different Chip Breaker Forms on the Cutting Forces


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The objective of this paper is experimentally investigation of the effects of different chip breaker forms on the cutting forces according to various cutting parameters. AISI 1050 workpiece material, most used material in the manufacturing industry, and SNMG 120408R inserts and PSBNR 2525M12 tool holder have 75° approaching angle according to ISO 3685 are used in the experiments. Seven groups chip breaker form were used in the tests. The chip breaker forms are the coated inserts MA, SA, MS, GH and standard, and the uncoated inserts MS and standard. These inserts are Mitsubishi UC 6010 and UTI20T grade; correspond to ISO P30 and P15 grade, respectively. Machining tests were carried out by using five levels of cutting speeds (150, 200, 250, 300, 350 m/min), three levels of feed rate (0.15, 0.25, 0.35 mm/rev) and two levels of depth of cut (1.6, 2.5 mm). Cutting forces were measured using Kistler dynamometer. The test results show that the highest cutting force values were measured on SA, GH, MA forms, respectively. Complex chip breaker forms cause the increase of the cutting forces. Although the cutting forces on the uncoated inserts were partly small in light cutting conditions, it has increased on the uncoated inserts in heavy cutting conditions compared to coated inserts.



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Ionel Chicinaş and Traian Canta




H. Gürbüz et al., "The Experimental Investigation of the Effects of Different Chip Breaker Forms on the Cutting Forces", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 23, pp. 191-194, 2007

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October 2007




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