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Tool wear and surface roughness on milling carbon fiber-reinforced plastic using chilled air

Muhamad Khairussaleh, Nor Khairusshima and C.H., Che Hassan and A.Ghani, Jaharah and A.K.M., Nurul Amin (2012) Tool wear and surface roughness on milling carbon fiber-reinforced plastic using chilled air. Journal of Asian Scientific Research, 2 (11). pp. 593-598. ISSN 2226-5724 E-ISSN 2223-1331

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Carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) composite is an expensive material that is widely used in aerospace applications because of its unique properties. During machining, several problems arise because of the carbon in CFRP. Abrasive wear occurs on the cutting tools during CFRP machining, thereby shortening the life of the tools and damaging surface quality. In this study, the performance of the solid carbide end tool and the surface quality of CFRP composite during the milling process were investigated. A cutting speed ranging from 160 m/min to 200 m/min and a feed rate ranging from 0.025 mm/rev to 0.05 mm/rev were used in the experiment. Results show that tool wear is higher at higher feed rates and lower cutting speeds, whereas longer tool life is achieved at lower feed rates and intermediate cutting speeds. Furthermore, a good machined surface is produced at higher cutting speeds and higher feed rates.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6936/48609
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carbon fiber-reinforced plastic, solid uncoated carbide tool, tool wear, tool life, surface quality
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Nor Khairusshima Muhamad Khairussaleh
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2016 14:13
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2016 08:56
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/48609

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