Tool Temperatures in Orthogonal Cutting of Alloyed Titanium

Published: June 17, 2011


Robert W. Ivester


This paper presents infrared-based measurements and analysis of cutting tool temperatures for orthogonal machining of alloyed titanium. High-speed infrared video provided the basis for measurement of cutting tool temperature distribution as reported here for cutting speeds from 55 m/min to 125 m/min with tungsten carbide tooling with and without a titanium nitride coating. The presence of the coating provides a reduction in tool temperature of approximately 100 degrees C. Increasing the cutting speed from 55 m/min to 125 m/min increases the peak tool temperature by approximately 70 degrees C.
Proceedings Title: Proceedings of the North American Manufacturing Research Conference
Conference Dates: June 14-17, 2011
Conference Location: Corvallis, OR
Conference Title: SME North American Manufacturing Research Conference
Pub Type: Conferences

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Infrared temperature measurement, Machining, Tungsten carbide, Titanium nitride, Tool coating, Cutting speed, Tool temperature.
Created June 17, 2011, Updated February 19, 2017