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Heliyon. 2019 Apr 16;5(4):e01388. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e01388. eCollection 2019 Apr.

Lifespan of super-alloy Waspaloy cutting tools.

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The Graduate Institute of Precision Manufacturing, National Chin-Yi University of Technology, Tai-Chung, Taiwan, China.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Chin-Yi University of Technology, Tai-Chung, Taiwan, China.


An airplane has about 6-million components and parts, mainly the engine, undercarriage, constructions and so on. Among them, nickel base materials are widely used, including engine, cartridge receiver, compressor drum and other industries application, such as energy, petrochemical industry, mould, etc. Nickel base alloy, with anti-corrosion and thermo stability, has good mechanical properties under high temperature. Since 1950s, due to the development of precision casting technology, a series of cast nickel base super-alloy with high strength has been developed, namely the super-alloy complying with the above conditions. In recent years, with the changing of military and civil aerospace, the usage amount of nickel base super-alloy also increases along with the date. This research mainly used Waspaloy of nickel base material to do cutting research and uses regression analysis to find significant factor of cutting tool's life, and performs the optimization experiment. The cutting research mainly uses TiAlN to coat cutting tools. In the conclusion, it discusses main factors that influence the tool life, such as the cutting speed, depth, feed rate and so on. Finally it establishes tool life formula with regression analysis method, in this case when cutting speed V = 30.77 m/min and cutting depth dp = 0.0367mm, the minimum wear prediction can be obtained.


Materials science; Mechanical engineering

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