Effects of Cutting Parameters on Tool Wear and Thrust Force in Drilling Nickel-Titanium (NiTi) Alloys Using Coated and Uncoated Carbide Tools


Article Preview

The difficulties of machining nickel-titanium alloys are due to their high ductility and super-elasticity, strong strain-hardening, and excellent wear resistance. These characteristics lead to poor chip breakability, high cutting forces, rapid and aggressive tool-wear, as well as excessive burr formation during mechanical machining processes. The present study addresses these issues by evaluating the effects of drilling parameters and drill bit coatings on the growth of tool wear and development of the drilling thrust force. The findings from this research indicate that the TiAlN coated carbide drill was found to significantly improve the wear resistance of the cutting tool. Likewise, the results of thrust force development are consistent with the trends of tool wear growth for all of the tested carbide drills.



Edited by:

Al Emran Ismail, Muhamad Zaini Yunos, Reazul Haq Abdul Haq and Said Ahmad




R. Rosnan et al., "Effects of Cutting Parameters on Tool Wear and Thrust Force in Drilling Nickel-Titanium (NiTi) Alloys Using Coated and Uncoated Carbide Tools", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 791, pp. 111-115, 2018

Online since:

November 2018




* - Corresponding Author

[1] S. Pervaiz, A. Rashid, I. Deiab, M. Nicolescu, Influence of tool materials on machinability of titanium and nickel-based alloys: A review, Mater. Manuf. Process. 29(2014) 219-252.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10426914.2014.880460

[2] P.K. Kumar, D.C. Lagoudas, Introduction to Shape Memory Alloys, Shape Memory Alloys: Modeling and Engineering Applications (New York: Springer), (2008).

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-47685-8_1

[3] A.P. Markopoulos, I.S. Pressas, D.E. Manolakos, A Review on the machining of nickel-titanium shape memory alloys, Rev. Adv. Mater. Sci. 42 (2015) 28-35.

[4] M.R. Hassan, M. Mehrpouya, S. Dawood, Review of the machining difficulties of nickel-titanium based shape memory alloys, Appl. Mech. Mater. 564(2014) 533-537.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/amm.564.533

[5] K. Weinert, V. Petzoldt, Machining of NiTi based shape memory alloys, Mater. Sci. Eng. A 378(2004) 180-184.

[6] R.B Da Silva, J.M. Vieira, R.N. Cardoso, H.C. Carvalho, E.S. Costa, A.R. Machado, R.F. De Avila, Tool wear analysis in milling of medium carbon steel with coated cemented carbide inserts using different machining lubrication/cooling Systems, Int. Conf. Wear Mater. 271(2011) 2459-2465.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2010.12.046

[7] M.A. Mahboob Ali, A.I. Azmi, A.N. Mohd Khalil, K.W. Leong, Experimental study on minimal nanolubrication with surfactant in the turning of titanium alloys, Int. J. Adv. Manuf. Technol. 92(2017) 117-127.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-017-0133-4

[8] Rival Machinability Study of Coated and Uncoated Carbide Tools in Drilling Inconel 718 (Malaysia: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia) PhD Thesis pp.1-150.

[9] V.P. Astakhov, J.P. Davim, Tools (Geometry and Material) and Tool Wear Machining: Fundamentals and Recent Advances, Springer, London, (2008).

[10] H. Caliskan, E. Altas, The effects of cutting conditions on cutting forces in milling of Ti6Al4V alloy, Int. J. Eng. Technol. Natural Sci. 13(2015) 13-22.