Analysis of the Machinability of Aluminium Alloys UNS A97050-T7 and UNS A92024-T3 during Short Dry Turning Tests
The aluminium alloys are widely employed in the aeronautical, aerospace and automotive industries in the most important manufacturing processes. This is due to the fact they have a high resistance even at high temperatures as well as a low density. Nevertheless, these materials can commonly show problems associated with the heat generated during the machining process that reduces their machinability. For this reason, cutting fluids are still widely used. However, the growing social preoccupation towards environmental conservation has made it necessary to develop cleaner production technologies as dry machining, in which no cutting fluids are employed. This situation makes necessary to look for combinations of cutting parameters and types of tools that improve the machining in those extreme work. In this study, the UNS A97050-T7 and UNS A92024-T3 aluminium alloys were analyzed in terms of surface roughness and the morphology of chips obtained, using tools with TiN coating. It was found that the surface quality of the aluminium UNS A97050-T7 and UNS A92024-T3 bars improves with the descent of the feed and with the increase of the cutting speed, being the feed the cutting parameter more influential on the surface roughness. Thus the machining of the UNS A92024-T3 allows obtaining shorter chips than the UNS A97050-T7.
M.S.J. Hashmi, S. Mridha and S. Naher
B. de Agustina et al., "Analysis of the Machinability of Aluminium Alloys UNS A97050-T7 and UNS A92024-T3 during Short Dry Turning Tests", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 264-265, pp. 931-936, 2011