A Performance Comparison Study of Uncoated and TiAlN Coated Carbide End Mill on Machining of the Al-35Zn Alloy

Bayraktar S., Hekimoglu A. P., Turgut Y., Haciosmanoglu M.

9th International Conference on Tribology (Balkantrib), Turkey, 13 - 15 September 2017, vol.295 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 295
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/1757-899x/295/1/012013
  • Country: Turkey
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: No


In this study, Al-35Zn alloy was produced by permanent mold casting. To investigate the cutting performance of uncoated and TiAlN coated carbide end mills on this alloy, a series of tests were carried out in the CNC vertical machining center at a constant cutting speed, feed rate and depth of cut. The results obtained from the tests showed that uncoated carbide end mill have lower cutting force and surface roughness than TiAlN coated carbide end mill. These observations are discussed in terms of the alloys properties, cutting tool surfaces, and friction and wear behavior between the cutting tool and the material.