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Influence of Coolant in Machinability of Titanium Alloy (Ti-6Al-4V)

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Application of titanium alloy has increased many fields since the past 50 years. The major drawback encountered during machining was difficult to cut and the formation of BUE (Built up Edge). This paper presents the tool wear study of TTI 15 ceramic insert (80% Aluminum oxide and 20 % Titanium carbide) on machining Ti-6Al-4V at moderate speed with and without the application of water soluble servo cut S coolant. Titanium alloy is highly refractory metal and machining titanium is challenging to the manufacturers. Experiments were carried out on medium duty lathe. Application of coolant tends to reduce toolwear and minimize adhesion of the work material on the cutting tool during machining and also improves the surface finish. Result provides some useful information.

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M. Namb and D. Paulo, "Influence of Coolant in Machinability of Titanium Alloy (Ti-6Al-4V)," Journal of Surface Engineered Materials and Advanced Technology, Vol. 1 No. 1, 2011, pp. 9-14. doi: 10.4236/jsemat.2011.11002.

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