Evaluation of PVD-Inserts Performance and Surface Integrity when Turning Ti-6Al-4V ELI under Dry Machining
The great advancement in the development of carbide cutting tool with super-hard coating layers taken place in recent few decades, can improve the performance of cutting tool and machinability of titanium alloy. The turning parameters evaluated are cutting speed (55, 75, 95 m/min), feed rate (0.15, 0.25, 0.35 mm/rev), depth of cut (0.10, 0.15, 0.20 mm) and tool grade of PVD carbide tool. The results that tool life shows patterns of rapidly increase at the initial stage and gradually increased at the second stage and extremely increased at the final stage. The trend lines of surface roughness have are the surface roughness value is high at first machining after that regularly decreases. Work hardening of the deformed layer beneath machined surface caused higher hardness than the average hardness of the base material. However, the softening effect also occurred below the machined surface. Segmentation or serration at the chip edge was caused by high strain and pressure during machining.
M.S.J. Hashmi, S. Mridha and S. Naher
G. A. Ibrahim et al., "Evaluation of PVD-Inserts Performance and Surface Integrity when Turning Ti-6Al-4V ELI under Dry Machining", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 264-265, pp. 1050-1055, 2011