Machining of aerospace titanium alloys

Farhad Nabhani

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The performance of PCBN (AMBORITE*) and PCD (SYNDITE) has been compared with that of coated tungsten carbide tool currently being used to machine titanium aerospace alloy. Tests confirm that SYNDITE gives a better surface finish, longer tool life and more manageable swarf than other tools. In addition, the `quick-stop' technique establishes that, for all three cutting tools, a layer is formed between the rake face and the underside of the emerging chip which has a fundamental effect on cutting and wear mechanisms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-106
JournalRobotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2001


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