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Performance of palm oil as MQL fluid during high speed drilling of Ti-6ai-4v

Abd Rahim, Erween and Sasahara, Hiroyuki (2009) Performance of palm oil as MQL fluid during high speed drilling of Ti-6ai-4v. In: 5th International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century (LEM21), 2-4 December 2009, Osaka University Convention Centre, Japan.


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This paper presents an experimental investigation on the performance of a synthetic ester and palm oil during high speed drilling (HSD) Ti-6A1-4V using minimal quantity of lubricant (MQL) method. Tool wear, wear mechanism, cutting forces and surface integrity were monitored during the machining trials. In order to study the ability of the cutting fluids, temperature was measured during drilling process using a thermocouple wire. Both the synthetic ester and palm oil present comparable performance in terms of tool wear. In addition, palm oil outperformed synthetic ester in terms of cutting forces and workpiece surface integrity due to its ability to reduce the temperature during the drilling process

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: MQL; high speed drilling; titanium alloy; synthetic ester; palm oil
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK411-415 Electrical engineering and testing laboratories
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Engineering Mechanics
Depositing User: Ahmad Faisal Ishak
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2011 04:00
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2019 03:31
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/1872
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