Machinability assessment and surface integrity characteristics of Austempered Ductile Iron (ADI) using ultra-hard cutting tools
Goldberg, M., Berry, J. T., Smith, G. T. and Littlefair, G. 1999, Machinability assessment and surface integrity characteristics of Austempered Ductile Iron (ADI) using ultra-hard cutting tools, Technical paper - society of manufacturing engineers. AD, no. 259, pp. 1-13.
Technical paper - society of manufacturing engineers. AD
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
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The application of austempered ductile iron (ADI) is gaining an ever greater share of the worldwide ferrous product market, specifically centering on the aerospace, automotive and shipping industries. ADI is a heat treated cast iron, which exhibits remarkable mechanical properties and provides an attractive material for designers and engineers to displace conventional materials. Previous attempts, however, to machine ADI using carbide or ceramic cutting tools produced poor tool life characteristics due to the relatively poor machinability of the workpiece. This paper presents a research study that has applied the advanced technology of modern ultrahard cutting tools, in an attempt to achieve enhanced machinability performance. This performance was evaluated through the analysis of cutting forces, tool wear, surface finish and roundness.