Influence of Tool Materials on Machinability of Titanium- and Nickel-Based Alloys: A Review
2014 (English)In: Materials and Manufacturing Processes, ISSN 1042-6914, E-ISSN 1532-2475, Vol. 29, no 3, 219-252 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Titanium and nickel alloys are the most commonly used in the demanding industries like aerospace, energy, petrochemical, and biomedical. These highly engineered alloys offer unique combination of heat resistance, corrosion resistance, toughness, high operating temperature, and strength-to-weight ratio. These alloys are termed as "Difficult to cut materials" because of their low machinability rating. They are difficult to machine because of properties like low thermal conductivity, high strength at elevated temperatures, and high chemical reactivity. Machining of titanium- and nickel-based alloys causes problems of surface integrity and selection of cutting tool materials that is always a challenge for manufacturers. In this work, machinability studies for titanium and nickel alloys are reviewed with reference to cutting tool materials, associated wear mechanisms, failure modes, and novel tooling techniques. It also discusses major surface integrity defects like carbide cracking, white layer formation, work hardening layer formation, residual stresses, and microstructural alterations. Major aim of this work is to evaluate the challenges involved in improving machinability of the titanium- and nickel-based alloys, and determine the future research direction for productivity improvements in machining these alloys.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 29, no 3, 219-252 p.
Nickel, Tools, Machinability, Titanium, Processing, Wear
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-145092DOI: 10.1080/10426914.2014.880460ISI: 000333997400001ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84896311946OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-145092DiVA: diva2:716389
QC 201405092014-05-092014-05-082015-09-15Bibliographically approved