This paper aims to predict tool wear and reveal the relationship between feed per tooth and tool wear in micro-milling Inconel 718 process.
To study and solve the tool wear problem in micro-milling of Inconel 718 micro components, in this paper, the investigation of micro-milling Inconel 718 process was implemented based on DEFORM finite element simulation, and tool wear depth of micro-milling cutter acted as output.
Different from the traditional macro milling process, diameter reduction percentage and average flank wear length decreased with the increase of feed per tooth; tool wear depth decreased when the feed per tooth was less than the minimum chip thickness.
At present, research on the prediction of tool wear in micro-milling of Inconel 718 has never been publicly reported. This study is significant to reveal the relationship between cutting parameters (feed per tooth) and tool wear in micro-milling Inconel 718.
The research is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No. 51305061, the State Foundation for Studying Abroad (CSC) under project number: 201606065043. The financial contributions are gratefully acknowledged.
Lu, X., Wang, F., Jia, Z., Si, L. and Weng, Y. (2017), "Influence of feed per tooth on tool wear based on 3D finite element simulation in micro-milling of Inconel 718", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 69 No. 4, pp. 585-590. https://doi.org/10.1108/ILT-05-2016-0119
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