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Materials 2019, 12(2), 233; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12020233

A Study on the Optimal Machining Parameters of the Induction Assisted Milling with Inconel 718

Department of Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, Changwon National University, 20, Changwondaehak-ro, Uichang-gu, Changwon-si, Gyeongsangnam-do 51140, Korea
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Received: 9 December 2018 / Revised: 3 January 2019 / Accepted: 7 January 2019 / Published: 11 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Machining—Recent Advances, Applications and Challenges)
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This paper focuses on an analysis of tool wear and optimum machining parameter in the induction assisted milling of Inconel 718 using high heat coated carbide and uncoated carbide tools. Thermally assisted machining is an effective machining method for difficult-to-cut materials such as nickel-based superalloy, titanium alloy, etc. Thermally assisted machining is a method of softening the workpiece by preheating using a heat source, such as a laser, plasma or induction heating. Induction assisted milling is a type of thermally assisted machining; induction preheating uses eddy-currents and magnetic force. Induction assisted milling has the advantages of being eco-friendly and economical. Additionally, the preheating temperature can be easily controlled. In this study, the Taguchi method is used to obtain the major parameters for the analysis of cutting force, surface roughness and tool wear of coated and uncoated tools under various machining conditions. Before machining experiments, a finite element analysis is performed to select the effective depth of the cut. The S/N ratio and ANOVA of the cutting force, surface roughness and tool wear are analyzed, and the response optimization method is used to suggest the optimal machining parameters. View Full-Text
Keywords: induction assisted milling; tool wear; taguchi method; cutting tool induction assisted milling; tool wear; taguchi method; cutting tool
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Kim, E.J.; Lee, C.M. A Study on the Optimal Machining Parameters of the Induction Assisted Milling with Inconel 718. Materials 2019, 12, 233.

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