Optimization of Surface Milling of Hardened AISI4340 Steel with Minimal Fluid Application Using a High Velocity Narrow Pulsing Jet of Cutting Fluid

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Surface milling of hardened steel is carried out with copious supply of cutting fluid and is obviously associated with problems related to procurement and storage of cutting fluid. The disposal of cutting fluid has to comply with environmental legislation such as OSHA regulations. The present investigation proposes an environment friendly minimal pulsed jet cutting fluid application scheme for surface milling of AISI4340 steel with a hardness of 45 HRC using commercially available carbide tools. This scheme can be implemented as such on the shop floor with out the need for any major alternations on the existing facilities and it was observed that the new scheme is not only environment friendly but also provided better cutting performance when compared to conventional wet milling which requires copious supply of cutting fluid.

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K. Wins, A. Varadarajan and B. Ramamoorthy, "Optimization of Surface Milling of Hardened AISI4340 Steel with Minimal Fluid Application Using a High Velocity Narrow Pulsing Jet of Cutting Fluid," Engineering, Vol. 2 No. 10, 2010, pp. 793-801. doi: 10.4236/eng.2010.210102.

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