Articles written in Sadhana
Volume 38 Issue 4 August 2013 pp 687-706
This study focuses on both formulation of vegetable-based cutting ﬂuids (VBCFs) and machining with these cutting ﬂuids. For this purpose, characterizations of chemical and physical analyses of these formulated cutting ﬂuids are carried out. In this study, performances of three VBCFs developed from crude sunﬂower oil, reﬁned sunﬂower oil, reﬁned canola oil and commercial semi-synthetic cutting ﬂuid are compared in terms of tool wear, thrust force and surface roughness during drilling of AISI 304 austenitic stainless steel with HSSE tool. Experimental results show that canolabased cutting ﬂuid gives the best performance due to its higher lubricant properties with respect to other cutting ﬂuids at the constant cutting conditions (spindle speed of 750 rpm and feed rate of 0.1 mm/rev).