Studies on cutting performance

Surface milling of hardened steel is usually carried out with copious supply of cutting fluid and is associated with problems related to procurement, storage, and disposal of cutting fluid which have to comply with environmental legislation such as OSHA regulations which become more stringent in recent times. 

The present investigation proposes a minimal fluid application scheme for milling of hardened AISI4340 steel using a high velocity, narrow pulsed jet of cutting fluid. A proprietary cutting fluid was used in this investigation and the scheme can be implemented as such on the shop floor without the need for any major alternations on the existing facilities and it was observed that the new scheme offered not only environmental friendliness but also better cutting performance when compared to conventional wet milling. 

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Thu, 14/04/2011 - 19:25