Experimental Study of Cutting Performance and Tool Wear in Dry Side Milling of Aluminum Alloy with DLC-Coated HSS-Co Cutter

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This paper presents the experimental results of cutting performance and tool wear of a milling cutter in dry side milling of aluminum alloy A2017. The milling cutter consists of Co-bonded High-Speed-Steel matrix with Diamond-Like-Carbon coating (abbrev. DLC-coated HSS-Co cutter). The machining experiments were carried out under cutting speed of 63 to 189 [m•min-1] and feed of 0.08 [mm/tooth/rev], and the criterion of tool life was the generation of gauge and/or scratch on a machined surface. The experimental results support that the DLC-coated cutter in up cutting has good performance among four types of combination by the presence or absence of coating and the up/down cutting manner. They also showed that the tool life of DLC-coated cutter in up cutting under cutting speed of 157 [m•min-1] was corresponding to the cutting distance of 80 [m] with average width of flank wear 102 [μm] and that in down cutting was 60 [m] with 85 [μm]. In the range of cutting distance up to 100 [m], the resultant cutting force with the DLC-coated cutter was smaller than that with a non-coating cutter. In case of the DLC-coated cutter in up cutting under the cutting speed of 189 [m•min-1], a chatter vibration occurred during the initial cutting distance. In case of the radial depth of cut of 1.5 [mm], it lasted up to the cutting distance of 10 [m] and more.

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Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 523-524)

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Tojiro Aoyama, Hideki Aoyama, Atsushi Matsubara, Hayato Yoshioka and Libo Zhou

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64-69

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Y. Mizugaki et al., "Experimental Study of Cutting Performance and Tool Wear in Dry Side Milling of Aluminum Alloy with DLC-Coated HSS-Co Cutter", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 523-524, pp. 64-69, 2012

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November 2012

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