Evaluation of machining performance of MMC with PCBN and PCD tools

X., Ding and Liew, Willey Yun Hsien and X., D. Liu (2005) Evaluation of machining performance of MMC with PCBN and PCD tools. Wear, 259 (2). pp. 1225-1234. ISSN 0043-1648


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This paper reports on experiments carried out to study the performance of various type of polycrystalline cubic boron nitride (PCBN) and polycrystalline diamond (PCD) cutting tools during machining of aluminium alloy reinforced by silicon carbide metal matrix composite (Al-SiC MMC). While different wear modes were observed on the surfaces of the cutting tools, the surface finish was found to be governed by the notch wear formed on the flank face and the transfer of work material onto the workpiece. During machining, the PCBN tools were subjected to intergranular fracture, and the amount of work material adhering onto the tool and the workpiece increased significantly with cutting speed. While it was found that the use of coolant could result in a marked reduction in the amount of work material on the machined workpieces, it could also cause an increase in the severity of abrasion between the flank face and the machined surface. This in turn led to an increase in notch wear and thus a deterioration of the surface finish. These detrimental effects were more pronounced at low cutting speed using a fine-grained and binderless PCBN tool. PCD tools exhibited better performance than PCBN tools because they possessed higher abrasion and fracture resistance, and lower adhesion property with the work material.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Metal matrix composites, Wear, Machinability, Aluminum, Alloys, Reinforcement, Steel
Subjects: ?? QC170-197 ??
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Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Engineering and Information Technology
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email storage.bpmlib@ums.edu.my
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2011 06:12
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2017 08:19
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/993

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