Titanium machining with new plasma boronized cutting tools

BASTURK S., Senbabaoglu F., Islam C., ERTEN M., Lazoglu I., Gülmez T.

CIRP ANNALS-MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY, cilt.59, sa.1, ss.101-104, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 59 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.cirp.2010.03.095
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.101-104


Titanium is a commonly used material in various critical applications such as aerospace and biomedical applications. In this article, for the first time in the literature, development and implementation of a novel plasma boronizing process on Tungsten Carbide (WC) cutting tools is introduced. Plasma boronizing on WC tools is performed with gas combination of 10% BF3, 40% Argon and 50% H-2 at different temperatures and durations. Performance enhancements of plasma boronized WC tools on Titanium (Ti-6Al-4V) machining are investigated under various cutting conditions. It is found that new plasma boronizing of WC is a very cost effective solution for significantly increasing tool life in Titanium machining. (C) 2010 CIRP.