Tool Wear and Surface Integrity in High Speed Milling of Forging and Cast TA15 Alloys with Coated Carbide Tools
TA15 (Ti-6.5Al-2Zr-1Mo-1V) is a close alpha titanium alloy strengthened by solid solution with Al and other component. A series of experiments were carried out on normal and high speed milling of TA15. The recommended tools for many years had been the uncoated tungsten carbide grade K. In this work, the tool life of coated carbide tools used in high speed milling of forging and cast titanium alloy was studied. Additionally, the wear mechanism of cutting tools was also discussed. Finally, surface integrity, including surface roughness, metallograph and work hardening, were examined and analyzed. The result shows that the surface quality of forging and cast machined by carbide cutter is similar, but the tool life of carbide in high speed milling of forging TA15 is longer than that in high speed milling of cast TA15.
Dongming Guo, Jun Wang, Zhenyuan Jia, Renke Kang, Hang Gao, and Xuyue Wang
P. Liu et al., "Tool Wear and Surface Integrity in High Speed Milling of Forging and Cast TA15 Alloys with Coated Carbide Tools", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 626-627, pp. 189-194, 2009