Study on Grinding Machinability of Titanium Alloy Using SiC Abrasive
Experimental results of Ti-6-2-4-2S, Ti-6-4 and Ti-5-5-5-1-1 are detailed in this paper with conventional surface grinding using SiC abrasive under dry conditions. Measurements of grinding forces, surface topography and metallurgical structure of ground surface were taken to investigate the grinding mechanism of these materials. The results showed grinding force ratios to these materials were between 1.35 to 2.25 at all material remove rates, but the specific energy to Ti-5-5-5-1-1 and Ti-6-2-4-2S were little higher than Ti-6-4. Evaluation of ground surface topography indicated they were visually free of crack and burn. At the same grinding parameters, Ti-5-5-5-1-1 had the maximum depth of heat-affected zone because of its poor high temperature properties.
Feng Zhu, Xipeng Xu and Renke Kang
G. G. Guo et al., "Study on Grinding Machinability of Titanium Alloy Using SiC Abrasive", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 487, pp. 34-38, 2011