Effect of Cutting Parameters on Surface Finish when Turning Nitronic 33 Steel alloy

Balogun, Vincent A and Edem, Isuamfon F. and Bonney, John and Ezeugwu, Emmanuel and Mativenga, Paul T. (2015) Effect of Cutting Parameters on Surface Finish when Turning Nitronic 33 Steel alloy. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 6 (1). pp. 1-9. ISSN 2229-5518

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Nitronic 33 steel alloys are metallic alloys that exhibit characteristics such as high strength-to-weight ratio, outstanding corrosion and erosion resistant properties, and the ability to withstand cryogenic conditions and elevated temperatures. These characteristics of Nitronic 33 steel alloys make it popular in the fabrication of chemical processing, pollution control, aerospace equipment, and for steam and autoclave applications. Nitronic 33 steel alloy is classified as difficult-to-cut materials because of its high nitrogen content and the capability to form martensite as a result of high temperatures generated during mechanical machining and other subtractive manufacturing processes. This resulted in increased capacity and tooling cost during manufacturing. Therefore, there is the need to evaluate the optimum parameters when machining this alloy for sustainable and resource efficient machining. In this work, tool life, tool wear, surface roughness, cutting forces and power demand when turning Nitronic 33 steel alloy under different cutting environment were investigated. The result presented an optimum turning conditions at which Nitronic 33 steel alloy can be manufactured with minimum tool wear and surface integrity. The research outcome also addresses some of the problems encountered during the high speed machining of Nitronic 33 steel alloy that could influence manufacturing cost reduction. This work will also aid the general understanding of Nitronic 33 steel alloy with respect to sustainable and resource efficient machining.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Austenitic stainless steel, cutting parameters, dry cutting, high pressure cooling, nitronic 33 steel, tool wear characteristics, uncoated carbide tool.
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mr. Victor Sebiotimo
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2019 15:02
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2019 15:02
URI: http://eprints.abuad.edu.ng/id/eprint/357

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