Mechanical Properties and Microstructure of α-SiAlON Based Cutting Tools
The main object of the presented work is the development of new ceramic cutting tools on the base of a-Sialon with other complementary phases. Owing to the presence of these secondary phases a significant improvement in the mechanical properties and chemical resistance has been achieved. The newly developed cutting tools allow a higher performance in machining of iron-based products, in particular the "heavy-to-machine-parts". Finally, the microstructure, phase composition, the resulting mechanical properties, and cutting tests are compared for the set of developed materials.
J. Dusza, R. Danzer and R. Morrell
D. Salamon et al., "Mechanical Properties and Microstructure of α-SiAlON Based Cutting Tools ", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 290, pp. 250-253, 2005