The Effect of Grain Size on Cutting Force in End Milling of Inconel 718C
Inconel 718C is a nickel-base alloy that is difficult to machine. This paper presents a study of the influence of grain size in as-cast workpieces on cutting forces of Inconel 718C. The end milling tests were performed to understand the effect of various grain structures on machinability of nickel-base superalloy under wet condition using carbide insert. The collected data of cutting forces were analyzed using polynomial regression methods. The results show that grain refining of Inconel 718C can effectively decrease cutting force and improve the machinability of nickel-base superalloy.
Jian-Feng Nie and Allan Morton
Z. L. Zhao et al., "The Effect of Grain Size on Cutting Force in End Milling of Inconel 718C", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 654-656, pp. 484-487, 2010