Study of deformation of coated tools in orthogonal metal cutting process using FEA

Conference paper


Watmon, Titus B, Xiao, David D and Weerasinghe, Vijitha 2011. Study of deformation of coated tools in orthogonal metal cutting process using FEA. Advances in Computing and Technology. University of East London, London Jan 2011 London University of East London, School of Architecture Computing and Engineering. pp. 86-90
AuthorsWatmon, Titus B, Xiao, David D and Weerasinghe, Vijitha
TypeConference paper
Abstract

The paper presents an investigation into the performance characteristics of electrical
discharge machined cemented carbide tool inserts coated with titanium nitride (TiN). In this study,
finite element analysis (FEA) software, SolidWorks CosmosExpress was used to study load bearing
capacity of the cutting tool extensively. Results from cutting tests indicate increased tool life and
better surface finish and reduce power loading by 18% when the tool was operated at 40% faster than
the recommended standard speed. When the tool begins to wear out, tool wear characteristics did
not affect dimensional accuracy of the work-piece. The surface enhancement, called „residual island‟
treatment, produces an undulating surface topography on the tool. As the tool wears, „islands‟ of
residual titanium nitride remained in the valleys, which continued to provide wear resistance. It is
expected that residual island effect would occur for most, if not all, types of coating. It was therefore
concluded that TiN coatings if applied to turning tools with crater-like surface structures provide
satisfactory lubricating properties which help in providing protection to the tool substrates against
friction and wear.

Keywordsmetal cutting; finite element analysis
Year2011
ConferenceAdvances in Computing and Technology
PublisherUniversity of East London, School of Architecture Computing and Engineering
Publisher's version
License
CC BY-ND
Publication dates
PrintJan 2011
Publication process dates
Deposited28 Mar 2012
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10552/1496
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Citation:
Watmon, T., Xiao, D. and Weerasinghe, V., (2011) "Study of deformation of coated tools in orthogonal metal cutting process using FEA" Advances in Computing and Technology, University of East London, January 2011, 86-90.

Place of publicationLondon
Page range86-90
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