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Chemical Aspects of Tool Wear in Single Point Diamond Turning

Published

Author(s)

E W. Paul, Christopher J. Evans, A Mangamelli, Michael L. McGlauflin, Robert S. Polvani

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)

Keywords

d electron complexes, diamond turning, diamonds, electroless nickel, tool wear, tools, tribochemistry

Citation

Paul, E. , Evans, C. , Mangamelli, A. , McGlauflin, M. and Polvani, R. (1996), Chemical Aspects of Tool Wear in Single Point Diamond Turning, Precision Engineering-Journal of the International Societies for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (Accessed March 3, 2024)
Created January 1, 1996, Updated February 19, 2017