Accession Number : AD0478214


Title :   MACHINABILITY OF MATERIALS


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 15 May 1964-31 Dec 1965


Corporate Author : METCUT RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC CINCINNATI OH


Personal Author(s) : Zlatin, Norman ; Field, Michael ; Koster, William P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/478214.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1966


Pagination or Media Count : 492


Abstract : The machining characteristics were determined for a variety of ultra high strength steels, titanium alloys, nickel base alloys and cobalt base alloys of current production interest to the Air Force. This group of alloys was the result of a field survey intended to select the most difficult to machine materials presently being fabricated in aerospace components. Most of the conventional machining operations on these alloys can be performed with reasonable tool life, providing that specific machining conditions are followed. This report presents recommendations for particular machining operations. It should be noted, however, that even small departures from suggested variables, such as cutting speed, feed, cutting fluid, as well as tool material and geometry, may result in a significant reduction in tool life. High speed edge milling tests were also run on a select group of materials. This particular operation is becoming increasingly important in airframe fabrication. In addition, residual stress and distortion studies were run on four high strength structural alloys. The data developed give an indication of the large variations possible in surface integrity as a function of machining conditions employed.


Descriptors :   *MACHINABILITY , *HEAT RESISTANT ALLOYS , MACHINING , COMPOSITE MATERIALS , STAINLESS STEEL , STEEL , SURFACE PROPERTIES , COBALT ALLOYS , GLASS TEXTILES , MARAGING STEELS , CUTTING FLUIDS , CHROMIUM ALLOYS , CUTTING TOOLS , AIRFRAMES , NICKEL ALLOYS , EPOXY RESINS , TITANIUM ALLOYS


Subject Categories : Refractory Fibers
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Fabrication Metallurgy
      Plastics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE