Research on ELID Grinding of Nano-Cemented Carbide Tool
Nano-cemented carbide is a novel material, which is superior to common cemented carbide on physical and mechanical properties, such as high hardness, toughness, flexural strength and higher wear resisting property. It is proposed to have wide application prospect to tools and mould manufacturing. In this paper, ELID grinding technique is applied to grind nano-cemented carbide tools. And the ground surface quality, cutting edge radius, and machinability of nano-cemented carbide tools are studied, compared with common cemented carbide. It is demonstrated by experimental results that nano-cemented carbide has higher grinding surface quality with less surface flaw than that of common cemented carbide. The cutting edge radius of nano-cemented carbide tool is less than that of common cemented carbide tool. Under the same conditions, the tool life of nano-cemented carbide is 1~2 times longer than that of common cemented carbide. The research results indicate that ELID grinding technique is suitable for grinding cemented carbide tools. Nano-cemented carbide tools have better machinability than common cemented carbide tools.
Dongming Guo, Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa, Jun Wang and Jun’ichi Tamaki
F. H. Zhang et al., "Research on ELID Grinding of Nano-Cemented Carbide Tool", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 329, pp. 105-110, 2007