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Minimum quantity lubrication in micromachining: A greener approach

Zulkifli, Ahmad Syahmi Arham and Bahar, Rubina and Ariff, Tasnim Firdaus (2016) Minimum quantity lubrication in micromachining: A greener approach. In: 6th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, 2016 (IEOM), 8th-10th March 2016, Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia.

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Minimum Quantity Lubrication (MQL) uses minimum amount of lubricating fluid to reduce the friction between a cutting tool and the work piece. The conventional cutting fluid applied using flooding method causes high volume of the coolant wastage plus environmental damages due to disposal issues. MQL is suitable for machining operations including milling, turning, and drilling while surface modification processes are not very appropriate for MQL due to occurrence of particle sticking. For Micromachining, MQL has more opportunity as the heat generated in the small machining area can be smoothly transferred by MQL compared to flood cooling. Not much information are available about MQL performance and metal’s thermal conductivity. In this paper, study of Micro-milling using MQL is presented. Three different metals have been tested with same cutting parameters to observe the effect of MQL on metal’s thermal conductivity. Three different work metals are selected which are Copper, Aluminum alloy 1100 and Cast Iron with cutting parameters including depth of cut, feed rate, and spindle speed. Finally, surface roughness is measured to see the combined effect of thermal conductivity and MQL on the machined surface. It has been found that lower thermal conductivity metal is more suitable to employ MQL as the coolant method.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 7007/51028
Uncontrolled Keywords: Green Machining; Minimum Quantity Lubrication (MQL); Micro-machining; Micro-milling; Thermal Conductivity
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS200 Metal manufactures. Metalworking
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 Rubina Bahar
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2016 15:14
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2017 09:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/51028

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