Tribology of Cutting Tools

Chapter

Abstract

This chapter introduces the concept of the cutting tool tribology of a part of the metal cutting tribology. It argues that the importance of the subject became actual only recently because the modern level of the components of the machining system can fully support improvements in the cutting tool tribology. The underlying principle for tribological consideration is pointed out. The major parameters of the tribological interfaces, namely the tool-chip and tool-workpiece interfaces are considered. The chapter also describes an emerging mechanism of tool wear known as cobalt leaching. The rest of the chapter presents some improvements of tribological conditions of cutting tools as the use of application specific grades of tool materials, advanced coating and high-pressure metal working fluid (MWF) supply.

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  1. 1.General Motors Business Unit of PSMiOkemosUSA

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