Tool Wear in Machining of Wrought and Cast Aluminium Alloys: Literature Review

Alparslan C., Bayraktar Ş.

İmalat Teknolojileri ve Uygulamaları, vol.2, no.3, pp.34-46, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Aluminum and its alloys are widely used in industry due to their lightness, high strength/weight ratio and easy formability. Different machining operations such as turning, drilling, milling and threading are needed in order to be manufactured in desired forms and used as a final product in mechanical systems. However, some problems arise that negatively affect the machined surface quality, dimensional tolerance and cutting tool performance during the machining of these materials. Cutting tool wear is among the most important of these problems. Cutting tool wear also causes loss of time due to tool changing and machine tool adjustment requirements in machining operations. In this study, current studies on tool wear in the machining of aluminum-based alloys were investigated in detail and the factors affecting tool wear were presented comparatively.