Effect of Lubricants on Precision Planing of Tungsten Carbide Using Mono-Crystalline Diamond Tool
Rubbing tests between a diamond stick and a tungsten carbide plate and planing experiments of cobalt-free tungsten carbide using a mono-crystalline diamond tool are conducted, and the effect of lubricants on tool wear is investigated. Five kinds of lubricants such as: sulfur-base extreme-pressure additive; dimethyl-silicone; oleic acid; zinc dialkyldithiophosphate (ZnDDP); and chemical solution type coolant (FGC950) are chosen for the lubricants. Through the rubbing experiments, diamond stick wear is the greatest when using dimethyl-silicone, followed by FGC950 and it is the least using ZnDDP. On the other hand, tool edge chipping is the greatest when using FGC950, followed by sulfur-base extreme-pressure additive and it is the least using ZnDDP. Through the planing experiments, tool chipping is dominant in diamond-tool wastage in comparison with abrasive wear. Tool life is the longest when using ZnDDP and obtained surface roughness is 0.022 mm Ra after 177 m planing.
A. Yui et al., "Effect of Lubricants on Precision Planing of Tungsten Carbide Using Mono-Crystalline Diamond Tool", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 325, pp. 159-164, 2011