Wear behavior of CBN tools while turning various hardened steels

Gérard Poulachon, B. P. Bandyopadhyay, I. S. Jawahir, Sébastien Pheulpin, Emmanuel Seguin

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An extensive study has been performed to investigate the tool-wear mechanisms of CBN cutting tools in finish turning of the following hardened steels: X155CrMoV12 (AISI D2) cold work steel, X38CrMoV5 (AISI H11) hot work steel, 35NiCrMo16 hot work steel and 100Cr6 bearing steel (AISI 52100), treated at 54 HRC. A large variation in tool-wear rate has been observed in machining of these steels. The generated tool flank grooves have been correlated with the hard carbide content of the workpieces. A crater wear study has also been performed and, it is shown that the appearance of an adhesive third body could induce a chemical wear in the tool.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)302-310
Number of pages9
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Feb 2004


  • CBN
  • Carbides
  • Crater wear
  • Flank wear
  • Hard turning
  • Microstructure
  • Tool-wear

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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