Improvement of Chip Evacuation in Drilling of Lead-Free Brass Using Micro Drill
Hideharu Kato*, Shingo Nakata*, Noriaki Ikenaga*,
and Hiroaki Sugita**
*Kanazawa Institute of Technology, 3-1 Yatsukaho, Hakusan, Ishikawa 924-0838, Japan
**OSG Corporation, 1-15 Honnogahara, Toyokawa, Aichi 442-8544, Japan
As the miniaturization of integrated circuits has progressed, the penetration holes of bonding jigs have become smaller. However, micro drills have a tendency to break when drilling small holes with high aspect ratios. Moreover, to reduce the impact on the environment, there has been a recent trend towards the use of lead-free brass as jig materials, but these are very difficult to drill. In the present study, small holes are drilled in lead-free brass using a micro drill, and the effects of web thinning, the helix angle, and the nick geometry on chip evacuation are investigated. The results indicate that drills with a helix angle of 15° have the longest tool life. The formation of a nick on the cutting edge is found to help decrease the thrust force during deep drilling. A drill with a relatively shallow nick perpendicular to the cutting edge have excellent chip discharge performance, and its cutting force is stable. Nick treatment effectively decreases the thrust force at a deep drilling position.
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