Cutting Temperature in High Speed Milling of a Near Alpha Titanium Alloy
Cutting temperature has direct effects on tool wear and tool life, as well as machining accuracy and machining quality. Titanium alloys, however, are generally machined at lower cutting speeds with cemented carbide tools due to its low thermal conductivity and high chemical reactivity with cutting tool materials. This paper deals with cutting temperature in high-speed milling of a near alpha titanium alloy. The measuring principle of cutting temperature by the workpiece-constantan thermocouple method was illustrated and the physical meaning of the electromotive force (EMF) signals was described in the paper. The effects of cutting parameters and wear status on cutting temperature were studied, and the temperature distribution along the cutting edge was investigated.
Zhejun Yuan, Xipeng Xu, Dunwen Zuo, Julong Yuan and Yingxue Yao
G. S. Geng et al., "Cutting Temperature in High Speed Milling of a Near Alpha Titanium Alloy", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 315-316, pp. 145-149, 2006