Application of High-Rate Cutting Tools
Final rept. 1982-1988
ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL IL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE
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Widespread application of the newest high-rate cutting tools to the most appropriate jobs is slowed by the sheer magnitude of developments in tool types, materials, workpiece applications, and by the rapid pace of change. Therefore, a study of finishing and roughing sizes of coated carbide inserts having a variety of geometries for single point turning was completed. The cutting tools were tested for tool life, chip quality, and workpiece surface finish at various cutting conditions with medium alloy steel. An empirical wear- life data base was established, and computer program was developed to facilitate technology transfer, assist selection of carbide insert grades, and provide machine operating parameters. A follow-on test program was implemented suitable for next generation coated carbides, rotary cutting tools, cutting fluids, and ceramic tool materials. Keyword Cutting tools Carbide tools Machinability Turning Machine shop practice High rate metal removal Coated carbide inserts Tool life.
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