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The influence of cooling techniques on cutting forces and surface roughness during cryogenic machining of titanium alloys

Iwona Wstawska / Krzysztof Ślimak
Published Online: 2016-12-30 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/amtm-2016-0003


Titanium alloys are one of the materials extensively used in the aerospace industry due to its excellent properties of high specific strength and corrosion resistance. On the other hand, they also present problems wherein titanium alloys are extremely difficult materials to machine. In addition, the cost associated with titanium machining is also high due to lower cutting velocities and shorter tool life. The main objective of this work is a comparison of different cooling techniques during cryogenic machining of titanium alloys. The analysis revealed that applied cooling technique has a significant influence on cutting force and surface roughness (Ra parameter) values. Furthermore, in all cases observed a positive influence of cryogenic machining on selected aspects after turning and milling of titanium alloys. This work can be also the starting point to the further research, related to the analysis of cutting forces and surface roughness during cryogenic machining of titanium alloys.

Keywords: Cryogenic machining; Forces Surface roughness; Titanium alloys; Cooling techniques


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About the article

Received: 2015-04-15

Revised: 2016-02-11

Accepted: 2016-03-25

Published Online: 2016-12-30

Published in Print: 2016-12-01

Citation Information: Archives of Mechanical Technology and Materials, Volume 36, Issue 1, Pages 12–17, ISSN (Online) 2450-9469, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/amtm-2016-0003.

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