Tool Life Analysis when Turning Ti-6Al-4V Using Vegetable Oil-Based Cutting Fluid

Gariani, Salah, Shyha, Islam, Jackson, Connor and Inam, Fawad (2017) Tool Life Analysis when Turning Ti-6Al-4V Using Vegetable Oil-Based Cutting Fluid. Materials Science Forum, 882. pp. 36-40. ISSN 1662-9752

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This paper details experimental results when turning Ti-6Al-4V using water-miscible vegetable oil-based cutting fluid. The effects of coolant concentration and working conditions on tool flank wear and tool life were evaluated. L27 fractional factorial Taguchi array was employed. Tool wear (VBB) ranged between 28.8 and 110 µm. The study concluded that a combination of VOs based cutting fluid concentration (10%), low cutting speed (58 m/min), feed rate (0.1mm/rev) and depth of cut (0.75mm) is necessary to minimise VBB. Additionally, it is noted that tool wear was significantly affected by cutting speeds. ANOVA results showed that the cutting fluid concentration is statistically insignificant on tool flank wear. A notable increase in tool life (TL) was recorded when a lower cutting speed was used.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cutting Fluids (CFs), Ti-6Al-4V, Turning, Vegetable Oils (VOs)
Subjects: H300 Mechanical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
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Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2017 16:31
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 08:44

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