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Tool wear and surface integrity analysis of machined heat treated selective laser melted Ti-6Al-4V

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posted on 2016-07-01, 00:00 authored by Manikandakumar Shunmugavel, Ashwin Polishetty, Moshe Goldberg, R P Singh, Guy Littlefair
In this study, the tool wear and surface integrity during machining of wrought and Selective Laser
Melted (SLM) titanium alloy (after heat treatment) are studied. Face turning trails were carried out on
both the materials at different cutting speeds of 60,120 and 180 m/min. Cutting tools and machined
specimens collected are characterized using scanning electron microscope, surface profiler and optical
microscope to study the tool wear, machined surface quality and machining induced microstructural
alterations. It was found that high cutting speeds lead to rapid tool wear during machining of SLM
Ti-6Al-4V materials. Rapid tool wear observed at high cutting speeds in machining SLM Ti-6Al-4V
resulted in damaging the surface integrity by 1) Deposition of chip/work material on the machined
surface giving rise to higher surface roughness and 2) Increasing the depth of plastic deformation
on the machined sub surface.

History

Journal

International journal of materials forming and machining processes

Volume

3

Issue

2

Pagination

50 - 63

Publisher

IGI Global

Location

Hershey, P.A.

ISSN

2334-4563

eISSN

2334-4571

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2016, IGI Global

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