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Mechanical and Thermal Behavior for Machining TI-6AI-4V with AIMgB14 and WC-CO Tools



Laurent Deshayes, J L. Evans, Robert W. Ivester, D G. Bhat, S A. Batzer


Many of the currently used tool materials will dissolve, diffuse, and/or react with titanium due to high temperatures at the tool/work-piece interface. Potential next generation tool materials that would improve the machining of titanium and eliminate the contamination of the work-piece are being developed. One such material, AlMgBB14, is the subject of the research presented in this paper. Specimens of the newly developed tool, AlMgBB14 were fabricated into a standard tool geometry. This tool material was compared with a standard WC-Co tool material to machine a Ti-6Al-4V work material. Thermal and force measurements were conducted using both types of tools during orthogonal cutting. Results are also compared with finite element simulations. The paper outlines that higher temperatures are obtained by AlMgB14. It is also shown that this material is more appropriate to be used with high cutting speeds. Nevertheless, a weakness of this newly developed AlMgB14 B is its toughness that needs to be improved for better performance in an industrial environment.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the IMECE 2005 Conference
Conference Dates
November 5-11, 2005
Conference Location
Orlando, FL, USA


carbides, ceramic, metal cutting, titanium


Deshayes, L. , Evans, J. , Ivester, R. , Bhat, D. and Batzer, S. (2005), Mechanical and Thermal Behavior for Machining TI-6AI-4V with AIMgB<sub>14</sub> and WC-CO Tools, Proceedings of the IMECE 2005 Conference, Orlando, FL, USA, [online], (Accessed June 14, 2024)


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Created July 31, 2005, Updated October 12, 2021