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Study of the effects of initial cutting conditions and transition period on ultimate tool life when machining inconel 718

Morvarid Memarianpour, Seyed Ali Niknam, Sylvain Turenne and Marek Balazinski

Article (2021)

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Rapid tool wear and limited tool life are major problems when machining Inconel 718, which still need further attention. Amongst the reported strategies, limited studies have been reported on optimizing initial cutting conditions by means of tool life improvement. Therefore, in this work, the tool wear progress and tool life were investigated by varying the initial conditions in the transition period, which was set at four seconds. The transition point was discovered by previous works by the authors. After the transition point, similar cutting conditions were used as the reference condition. The tool wear morphology and size were recorded and analyzed in each condition. It was revealed that applying a lower cutting speed and feed rate in the transition period led to improved tool life as compared to the reference condition. In other words, the use of optimum levels of cutting parameters in the transition period of the cutting process may enhance tool life at higher cutting time. For instance, initial feed rate (0.15 mm/rev) and cutting speed (25 m/min) led to the improvement in the ultimate tool life by about 67% and 50%, respectively. Besides, applying the lower initial cutting speed, i.e., 25 m/min, increased the tool life by about 50% when the insert reached the maximum flank wear (vBmax) of 300 µm in comparison with those at higher initial cutting speeds. This phenomenon may lead to better insight into the effect of the influence of the initial cutting conditions in the transition period on tool life when machining hard-to-cut materials. Moreover, the built-up edge (BUE) was exhibited as the primary wear mode in all cutting conditions.

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tool wear, Inconel 718, turning, built-up edge

Subjects: 2100 Mechanical engineering > 2100 Mechanical engineering
Department: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Funders: NSERC Canadian Network for Research and Innovation in Machining Technology (CANRIMT), Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies (FQRNT)
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/9404/
Journal Title: Materials (vol. 14, no. 3)
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/ma14030592
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14030592
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2023 15:10
Last Modified: 20 May 2023 21:42
Cite in APA 7: Memarianpour, M., Niknam, S. A., Turenne, S., & Balazinski, M. (2021). Study of the effects of initial cutting conditions and transition period on ultimate tool life when machining inconel 718. Materials, 14(3), 592 (13 pages). https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14030592


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