Performance evaluation of coated ceramic tools in nano-MQL assisted turning of powder metallurgical manufactured Bo¨hler K490 steel
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Hard machining of Bohler steel is becoming important over years. This study aims to improve the machining performance of coated ceramic cutting tool under the turning of powder metallurgical hardened (from 30 to 60 HRC) Böhler K490 steel. The turning experiments were performed in dry, MQL, and nano-MQLenvironments using coated ceramic inserts. The machining parameters were chosen to be constant in all conditions, with a cutting speed of 150 m/min and feed rate of 0.1 mm/min and a depth of cut of 0.2 mm. Average surface roughness of machined surfaces, the tool wear of coated ceramic inserts, total power consumption in machining and chip morphology were evaluated for all cutting environments to see the effect of MQL, nano- MQL and the positions of their nozzles. As a result, the best values of tool wear, surface quality and powerconsumption were obtained by using the nano-MQL conditions, especially the dual jet nano-MQL technique.
Volume 48, 2023
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