Tool Life of Uncoated and Coated Inserts during Turning of Ti6Al4V-ELI under Dry and Minimum Quantity Lubrication Environments

Document Type : Original Article


1 Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere, Maharashtra, India & Department of Mechanical Engineering, Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil College of Engineering, Satara, Maharashtra, India

2 Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere, Maharashtra, India & Sandip Foundation’s SITRC, Nashik, India

3 Mechanical Engineering Department, Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere (Maharashtra), India


This paper mainly deals with the tool wear characteristics of uncoated cemented carbide insert and PVD AlTiN, PVD TiAlN coated carbide inserts during turning of Ti6Al4V-ELI (Extra Low Interstitial). To satisfy the sustainability conditions, the experiments have been conducted under dry and minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) environment. To enhance the effectiveness of MQL, palm oil has been used as the cutting fluid. The same machining parameters are employed for all the cutting tool inserts in dry and MQL environments to understand the machining characteristics better. It was found that cutting speed greatly influences average flank wear. Tool life of PVD TiAlN coated tool is more in both MQL, and dry environments as compared to uncoated cemented carbide insert and PVD AlTiN coated insert. Using palm oil under the MQL environment has produced better results while turning by PVD TiAlN insert. The characteristics like good cooling and lubrication provided significantly less average flank wear during machining of Ti6Al4V-ELI under the MQLenvironment.


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