Through-Tool Coolant Drilling of Aluminum/SiC Metal Matrix Composite

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Stuart Barnes, Ian R. Pashby

Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, England

J. Eng. Mater. Technol 122(4), 384-388 (Apr 20, 2000) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1288925 History: Received December 20, 1999; Revised April 20, 2000
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Microstructure of the workpiece material
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Datum points and tool wear after drilling 100 holes with through-tool coolant
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Variation of wear on the major flank face with the number of holes produced
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Variation of wear at the outer corner with the number of holes produced
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Built-up edge produced when turning an MMC at 20 m/min. with a cemented carbide tool 18
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Variation in thrust force with the number of holes produced
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Variation in burr height with the number of holes produced
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SEM image showing the transition between the wear land (right) and TiN coating
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SEM image showing attrition wear close to the cutting edge
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SEM image showing typical area of abrasive wear



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