Wear of Cutting Tools Used in Milling Treatments
The usage of Computer Numerical Controlled Machines has been generalized over the last decades due to the increased demands for the production of mechanical parts with précised dimensions, higher production rates and products with better treated surface quality. It is well known that the duration of life of a cutting tool is one of the most important parameters during the cutting of metal parts, because it affects the cost of the manufacturing process substantially. Therefore, it is important to know accurately, the relation between the duration of life of the cutting tool and the conditions of the machinery such as cutting velocity, feed rate (fz), the depth of cut (radial and axial) etc. The purpose of this research is to conduct a proper number of cutting experiments in milling, measuring the wear of the cutting tools, in order to conclude in a mathematical model the wear cutting tool. This model can be implemented for the prediction of the cutting tool life, which is very important for the determination of the best cutting conditions. From the experimental diagrams we can come to conclusions for the course of the wear of the cutting tool in connection with the velocity of cutting, for the machinability of the materials used etc. The wear of the used cutting tools was determined by means of optical microscopy and stereoscopy.
K.G. Anthymidis et al., "Wear of Cutting Tools Used in Milling Treatments", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 465, pp. 165-168, 2011