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Publication Citation: Chemical Aspects of Tool Wear in Single Point Diamond Turning

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Author(s): E W. Paul; Christopher J. Evans; A Mangamelli; Michael L. McGlauflin; Robert S. Polvani;
Title: Chemical Aspects of Tool Wear in Single Point Diamond Turning
Published: January 01, 1996
Abstract: A hypothesis is proposed that ascribes chemical wear of diamond tools to the presence of unpaired d electrons in the sample being machined. This hypothesis is used to explain a range of results for metals, alloys, and other materials including electroless nickel. The hypothesis is further tested by experiments presented here on the machining of a range of high purity elements. The implications for diamond turnability of other materials are discussed.
Citation: Precision Engineering-Journal of the International Societies for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology
Volume: 18(4)
Pages: pp. 4 - 19
Keywords: d electron complexes,diamond turning,diamonds,electroless nickel,tool wear,tools,tribochemistry
Research Areas: Manufacturing, Metrology