Development of a Cutting Tool with a Textured Surface for Dry Cutting of Aluminum Alloys
Tatsuya Sugihara and Toshiyuki Enomoto
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
The demand for dry/near-dry cutting has been rapidly increasing to reduce the environmental impact. However, cutting technologies for aluminum alloys have not actually gained widespread use because the aluminum chips adhere strongly to the cutting edge of the tool, leading to tool breakage. To solve this problem, a cutting tool with a banded textured surface was developed, and a series of face-milling experiments for aluminum alloys showed that the textured surface significantly improves the anti-adhesive and anti-frictional properties at the tool-chip interface under dry cutting conditions.
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