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Thermally enhanced ultrasonically assisted machining of Ti alloy

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posted on 2014-05-15, 14:13 authored by Riaz Muhammad, Agostino Maurotto, Murat Demiral, Anish RoyAnish Roy, Vadim SilberschmidtVadim Silberschmidt
Recently, a non-conventional machining technique known as ultrasonically assisted turning (UAT) was introduced to machine modern alloys, in which low-energy, high-frequency vibration is superimposed on the movement of a cutting tool during a conventional cutting process. This novel machining technique results in a multi-fold decrease in the level of cutting forces with a concomitant improvement in surface finish of machined modern alloys. Also, since the late 20th century, machining of wear resistant materials that soften when heated has been carried out with hot machining techniques. In this paper, a new hybrid machining technique called hot ultrasonically assisted turning (HUAT) is introduced for the processing of a Ti-based alloy. In this technique, UAT is combined with a traditional hot machining technique to gain combined advantages of both schemes for machining of intractable alloys. HUAT of the Ti alloy was analysed experimentally and numerically to demonstrate the benefits in terms of reduction in the cutting forces and improvement in surface roughness over a wide range of industrially relevant speed-feed combinations for titanium alloys. © 2014 CIRP.


This work was supported by the European Union Seventh Framework Program (FP7/2007–2013) under grant agreement No. PITN-GA-2008-211536, project MaMiNa. The authors would also like to acknowledge Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK for providing FLIR SC3000 system for thermal analysis.



  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


MUHAMMAD, R. ... et al., 2014. Thermally enhanced ultrasonically assisted machining of Ti alloy. CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology, 7 (2), pp. 159–167


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This article was published in the journal, CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology [© CIRP] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cirpj.2014.01.002




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