Machining of Metal Matrix Composites with Minimum Quantity Cutting Fluid and Flood Cooling


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In the present work, minimum quantity cutting fluid (MQCF) technology was developed and applied for enhancing the machining performance by maintaining eco-friendly conditions. Machining experiments were carried on Al alloy/SiC metal matrix composite using cemented carbide tool with both MQCF and flood cooling. MQCF was effective in bringing down the forces, surface roughness, flank wear by ~17 %, ~5 %, ~12.5 % respectively compared to flood cooling. In MQCF, the consumption of cutting fluid is extremely low (10ml/min) compared to flood cooling (~ 400-600 ml/min). So, emission produced in MQCF are very less, which is eco-friendly.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 299-300)

Edited by:

Jianzhong Wang and Jingang Qi






M. R. Sankar et al., "Machining of Metal Matrix Composites with Minimum Quantity Cutting Fluid and Flood Cooling", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 299-300, pp. 1052-1055, 2011

Online since:

July 2011




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