Machinability Program for Depleted Uranium Alloy Penetrators.
LAKE CITY ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT INDEPENDENCE MO AMMUNITION TECHNOLOGY DIV
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The objective of this machinability program was to determine the machining characteristics of two DU alloys 0.75 Ti and 0.75 Quad. The effects of relatively small changes in the composition of a given DJ alloy on machinability, the machine speeds and feeds to be used in the machining of DU alloys, and the effects of negative and positive rake on tool design were to be established. This data was required in order to determine if penetrators could be made satisfactorily on multi-spindle automatic screw machines. This data would also be used in preparing a cost estimate for establishing a production line for 1,000,000 penetrators at the rate of 100,000 per month for 10 months on a 1-shift8-hour day5-day week20-day month.
- Fabrication Metallurgy
- Ammunition and Explosives