Gamma titanium aluminides are intermetallic structural alloys with many advantages like high temperature and oxidation resistance, low density, high specific strength, rigidity, etc. This makes them promising candidates for critical applications where both mechanical and thermal properties are required. Unfortunately, their machinability is demanding, generating low cutting life and poor surface conditions. A deeper knowledge on the machining parameters is essential for a wider application of these heat resistant light-weight alloys in aircraft and automotive industry. In this paper, the performance of uncoated carbide drills in drilling a gamma titanium aluminide was analysed. The workpiece material was obtained via electron beam melting (EBM) process, a versatile technology for additive manufacturing of complex metal parts from metal powders. EBM is highly appealing in the field of aeroengine components, and it is particularly interesting in processing gamma titanium aluminides. Cutting performances were measured in terms of tool wear, surface roughness, dimensional and geometric errors. The experimental results show strong dependence of tool wear and part quality on cutting parameters, with poor tool life compared with other work materials.

Drilling experiments on a gamma titanium aluminide obtained via electron beam melting / Priarone, PAOLO CLAUDIO; Rizzuti, Stefania; Ruffa, Suela; Settineri, Luca. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 0268-3768. - STAMPA. - 69:(2013), pp. 483-490. [10.1007/s00170-013-5050-6]

Drilling experiments on a gamma titanium aluminide obtained via electron beam melting

PRIARONE, PAOLO CLAUDIO;RIZZUTI, STEFANIA;RUFFA, SUELA;SETTINERI, Luca
2013

Abstract

Gamma titanium aluminides are intermetallic structural alloys with many advantages like high temperature and oxidation resistance, low density, high specific strength, rigidity, etc. This makes them promising candidates for critical applications where both mechanical and thermal properties are required. Unfortunately, their machinability is demanding, generating low cutting life and poor surface conditions. A deeper knowledge on the machining parameters is essential for a wider application of these heat resistant light-weight alloys in aircraft and automotive industry. In this paper, the performance of uncoated carbide drills in drilling a gamma titanium aluminide was analysed. The workpiece material was obtained via electron beam melting (EBM) process, a versatile technology for additive manufacturing of complex metal parts from metal powders. EBM is highly appealing in the field of aeroengine components, and it is particularly interesting in processing gamma titanium aluminides. Cutting performances were measured in terms of tool wear, surface roughness, dimensional and geometric errors. The experimental results show strong dependence of tool wear and part quality on cutting parameters, with poor tool life compared with other work materials.
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