Enhanced ultrasonically assisted turning of a β-titanium alloy
journal contributionposted on 18.04.2013, 14:36 by Agostino Maurotto, Riaz Muhammad, Anish Roy, Vadim Silberschmidt
Although titanium alloys have outstanding mechanical properties such as high hot hardness, a good strength-to-weight ratio and high corrosion resistance; their low thermal conductivity, high chemical affinity to tool materials severely impair their machinability. Ultrasonically assisted machining (UAM) is an advanced machining technique, which has been shown to improve machinability of a b-titanium alloy, namely, Ti-15-3-3-3, when compared to conventional turning processes.
- Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering