The Influence of Cutting Fluid and Diamond-Like Carbon Coating on Cutting Tool Wear

JOANNA KOWALCZYK, MONIKA MADEJ, KRYSTIAN MILEWSKI, LUKASZ NOWAKOWSKI, DARIUSZ OZIMINA

Abstract


The aim of the research was to determine the effect of coolant on the wear of tools made of cemented carbides without a coating and with a diamond-like coating DLC type a-C:H and the quality of workpiece surface. The a-C:H coating was obtained by plasma-assisted chemical vapour deposition PACVD. Identification of the elements included in the cutting tool before and after turning was performed using a scanning electron microscope equipped with an EDS X-ray microanalyser. The face turning was carried out using a numerically controlled lathe. Turning were made without using cutting fluid ("dry") and using a non-toxic cutting fluid containing zinc aspartate. After turning, the wear of cutting tools was measured using a stereoscopic inspection microscope, and the surface texture of the workpieces was examined with an optical profilometer. The research discussed in this article contributed to the development of production thanks to the comparison of materials used for cutting tools for metalworking, as well as in the search for more and more durable cutting tools for extending durability of cutting tools, improving the quality of treated surfaces and reducing machining costs. During the machining process with the cutting fluid aspartate, layers of zinc compounds were formed, which reduced the coefficient of friction and tool wear.

Keywords


diamond-like carbon coating (DLC), cutting tools wear, friction, turningText


DOI
10.12783/dtcse/fe2019/30679

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