Tool Wear Investigation on Dry Electrostatic Cooling in Turning Titanium Alloy Ti6Al4V
The machinability of Titanium Alloy Ti6Al4V is poor, the traditional methods to machining is application of cutting fluids with the active additives which cause environmental pollution and health problems. In this paper, the dry electrostatic cooling was applied instead of cutting fluid for the aim of green cutting Ti6Al4V. The ionized device and gas supply system was set up, the effects of dry electrostatic cooling, emulsion oil and dry cutting on tool wear have been examined in turning of Ti6Al4V with carbide tools YG8, the curve between tool flank wear and cutting time was proposed, and the equation between cutting speed and tool life was set up. The results of experiments indicated that application of dry electrostatic cooling reduced the tool wear and increased the tool life. The research results show that clean production was achieved in metal cutting associated with dry electrostatic cooling.
Zhengyi Jiang and Chunliang Zhang
H. Wang et al., "Tool Wear Investigation on Dry Electrostatic Cooling in Turning Titanium Alloy Ti6Al4V", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 97-101, pp. 2058-2061, 2010