Effects of vegetable-based cutting fluids on the wear in drilling

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Ozcelik B., Kuram E., Demirbas E., Sik E.

SADHANA-ACADEMY PROCEEDINGS IN ENGINEERING SCIENCES, vol.38, no.4, pp.687-706, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12046-013-0179-4
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.687-706
  • Keywords: Drilling, tool wear, thrust force, surface roughness, vegetable-based cutting fluid, AUSTENITIC STAINLESS-STEEL, TOOL WEAR, SURFACE-ROUGHNESS, OILS, OPERATIONS, EMULSIONS
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


This study focuses on both formulation of vegetable-based cutting fluids (VBCFs) and machining with these cutting fluids. For this purpose, characterizations of chemical and physical analyses of these formulated cutting fluids are carried out. In this study, performances of three VBCFs developed from crude sunflower oil, refined sunflower oil, refined canola oil and commercial semi-synthetic cutting fluid are compared in terms of tool wear, thrust force and surface roughness during drilling of AISI 304 austenitic stainless steel with HSSE tool. Experimental results show that canola-based cutting fluid gives the best performance due to its higher lubricant properties with respect to other cutting fluids at the constant cutting conditions (spindle speed of 750 rpm and feed rate of 0.1 mm/rev).