Wear of Milling Cutters in Machining of TC4 (Ti6Al4V) Titanium Alloys
Titanium alloys are difficult-to-cut materials, and the rapid wear of cutter is a big problem for machining of these alloys. In this paper, the wear characteristics of seven milling cutters in milling of TC4 (Ti6Al4V) titanium alloys are investigated. The results indicated that the averaged flank wear of each cutter linearly increases as the accumulated cutting length expands. Large radial rake angle as well as axial rake angle is favor for reducing cutter wear.
J. Y. Lai et al., "Wear of Milling Cutters in Machining of TC4 (Ti6Al4V) Titanium Alloys", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 175, pp. 326-329, 2011