Near-dry machining for environmentally benign manufacturing - A comparison of machining performance with flood cooling and dry machining

P. C. Wanigarathne, K. C. Ee, I. S. Jawahir

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Abstract

This paper presents results of an experimental investigation of machining with MQL applications and provides a comparison of machining performance with flood cooling and dry machining. This study involves turning of AISI 4140 alloy steel under a wide range of cutting conditions. The results show that improved surface quality, chip-form/chip breakability and reduced forces are achieved by using MQL compared to the traditional flood cooling method. Experiments with progressive tool-wear reveal that the oil-based MQL method generates lower surface roughness and cutting forces over time in comparison with flood cooling method. Metallographical study of 2D chips shows a significant variation of tool-chip interfacial friction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign and Manufacture for Sustainable Development 2003
EditorsB. Hon
Pages39-48
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2003
EventDesign and Manufacture for Sustainable Development 2003 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 3 2003Sep 4 2003

Conference

ConferenceDesign and Manufacture for Sustainable Development 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period9/3/039/4/03

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering

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