Comparative Study of Tools in Drilling Composites T700-M21 and T800-M21


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The drilling of composite materials can produce, around the hole, defects and damages which decrease the mechanical resistance of the drilled workpiece. This study shows the influence of several tools (drill, mill and reamer) on the hole quality obtained, in the context of reference parts where surface integrity is a priority. An experimental study is suggested and the criteria used to assess the hole quality are defined. Results show the behavior of each type of cutting tool and their influence on the defects generated. Finally, this study helps creating a scale of recommended cutting conditions to reduce the tool wear and improve the hole quality.



Edited by:

Moussa Karama and Gilles Dessein




J. Le Dref et al., "Comparative Study of Tools in Drilling Composites T700-M21 and T800-M21", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 698, pp. 59-68, 2013

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May 2013




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