Titanium machining with new plasma boronized cutting tools

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

CIRP ANNALS-MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY, vol.59, no.1, pp.101-104, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.cirp.2010.03.095
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.101-104
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


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.