Singh, Bipin Kumar and Roy, Himadri and Mondal, Biswanath and Roy, Shibendu Sekhar and Mandal, Nilrudra (2018) Development and machinability evaluation of MgO doped Y-ZTA ceramic inserts for high-speed machining of steel. Machining Science and Technology- An International Journal, 22 (6). pp. 899-913.

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In current high productivity manufacturing era, it is necessary to develop non-conventional newer tool materials. Here, an attempt has been made for developing MgO doped zirconia-toughened alumina (Mg-ZTA) using powder metallurgy process route. The 3 mol% yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) (10 wt%), alumina (Al2O3) (90 wt%) with varying percentage of magnesium oxide (MgO) (0–1 wt%) are mixed to study the phase transformation and uniaxially pressed into square inserts with 0.8 mm nose radius and sintered at 1,600ºC for 1 h in pressure less condition. The maximum hardness of 17.04 GPa, fracture toughness of 5.09 MPa m1/2 and flexural strength of 502 MPa, respectively, has been reached at 0.6 wt% of MgO due to more metastable tetragonal phase. The performance of the insert has been evaluated by machining AISI 4340 steel (radius 75 mm) in lathe. The performance with respect to flank wear, cutting force and surface roughness is quite impressive at different cutting speed even after 20 min of machining. It can be inferred that MgO doped ZTA insert can be used for medium to high-speed machining in current manufacturing scenario and is very promising to replace carbide or coated carbide inserts in coming days.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: High speed machining
Depositing User: Dr. Arup Kr. Nandi
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2020 07:56
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2020 07:56

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