Grinding Capability of the Indigenous Polymer-Based Solid Lubricant Coating Wheels Used in Dry Grinding
It is essential to control the heat generated in the cutting zone in order to ensure the workpiece quality after grinding. This article deals with an investigation in using graphite and hexagonal boron nitride as solid lubricants to reduce friction and thereby improve the surface integrity of Ti-6Al-4V alloy. The polymer-based solid lubricant coating wheels have been prepared. Grinding experiments have been conducted to study the effect of the graphite and hexagonal boron nitride lubricants on the grinding temperature and the surface quality of the workpiece while grinding Ti-6Al-4V. Results indicate that there is a considerable improvement in the performance of grinding Ti-6Al-4V using graphite and hexagonal boron nitride as solid lubricants in dry grinding in terms of grinding temperature and surface quality of the work piece. The indigenous polymer-based solid lubricant coatings are effective in dry grinding.
Tian Huang, Dawei Zhang, Bin Lin, Anping Xu, Yanling Tian and Weiguo Gao
L.Y. Ding et al., "Grinding Capability of the Indigenous Polymer-Based Solid Lubricant Coating Wheels Used in Dry Grinding", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 697-698, pp. 80-83, 2012