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Tool wear and burr formation during drilling of aluminum alloy 7075 in dry and with cutting fluid

Dahnel, Aishah Najiah and Fauzi, Muhammad Haziq and A. Raof, Natasha and Mokhtar, Suhaily and Muhamad Khairussaleh, Nor Khairusshima (2022) Tool wear and burr formation during drilling of aluminum alloy 7075 in dry and with cutting fluid. In: Third International Conference on Recent Advances in Materials and Manufacturing 2021, 25-26 November 2021, India.

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Aluminum alloy 7075 (Al 7075) has been widely used in aerospace and automotive industries to replace heavier alloys. This is because of its superior properties of high specific strength, high corrosion resistance, good formability, recyclability and low fabrication cost. However, the ductility and heat generation during drilling Al 7075 often produces a burr at the entrance and exit of the workpiece surface. This research investigates the effect of cutting speeds and drilling conditions on the burr formation of Al 7075. Drilling was performed in dry and with conventional cutting fluid using 6.0 mm high speed steel drills with cutting speeds of 22, 44 and 66 m/min at a constant feed rate of 0.15 mm/rev. The use of cutting fluid in drilling Al 7075 caused lower tool wear by 42%, 38% and 30%, respectively, at 22, 44 and 66 m/min, compared to dry drilling. As for burr formation, drilling with cutting fluid on average resulted in 20% lower burr root width and 10% lower burr height than dry drilling for all cutting speeds. This study indicated that drilling Al 7075 using the cutting speed of 44 m/min with cutting fluid is beneficial as it resulted in the least tool wear and minimum burr formation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Drilling; Al 7075; Tool wear; Burr formation; Burr width; Burr height
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Aishah Najiah Dahnel
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2022 17:48
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2022 08:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/97418

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