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Description: The machinability of a material can be defined as the ease with which it can be machined. Cutting forces are a good indicator of machinability. Increasing the cutting speed can reduce the built-up edge phenomenon and results in the reduction of the specific cutting force, Kc. The optimal cutting speeds for a cutting tool are found beyond a characteristic speed, vc min. The animation schematically shows these correlations for different level of ductility.
Keywords: machinability • cutting speed • built-up edge • specific cutting force • ductility
Categories: Materials > Metals & alloys > Aluminium & alloys
Processes > Shaping > Machining
Created by: Benoît Verquin, CETIM
Jean Saint-Chely, CETIM
Cheryl Anderson, The University of Liverpool
MATTER, The University of Liverpool
Contributions: Marc Ryckeboer, Sapa
Bernard Marandet, ALCAN Centre de Recherches de Voreppe
Published by: European Aluminium Association, Brussels
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Date created: 29 April 2004
Date added: 29 July 2010
Resource ID: 3147