Investigating on the machinability assessment of precision machining pumice reinforced AA7075 syntactic foam


Bolat Ç. , ERGENE B., Karakilinc U., Gökşenli A.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART C-JOURNAL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/09544062211027613
  • Title of Journal : PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART C-JOURNAL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE
  • Keywords: Pumice, aluminum, syntactic foam, machining, cutting force, roughness, chips, METAL-MATRIX COMPOSITES, STRAIN RATE RESPONSE, SURFACE-ROUGHNESS, CUTTING FORCE, TOOL WEAR, CHIP FORMATION, MECHANICAL-PROPERTIES, PART I, PARAMETERS, BEHAVIOR

Abstract

On the road to real applications, although there are lots of efforts focusing on mechanical and physical features in the literature, their machining abilities were examined in a very limited manner. In this study, machining properties of pumice reinforced AA7075 syntactic foams manufactured via the newly offered sandwich infiltration technique were investigated by performing face turning. Physical and microstructural (optical and SEM works) analyses were conducted on fabricated foams to carry out sample characterization. All machining forces were measured for different cutting speeds (25, 50, and 100 m/min) and feed rates (0.05, 0.10, and 0.15 mm/rev). After the turning operation, areal surface roughness values were measured using a 3D surface profilometer and material removal rate (MRR) values were calculated. Besides, chip mixtures including pumice and metal fragments were collected to probe chip morphology in detail. The results showed that machining forces were affected by the operation parameters differently, and the lowest surface roughness was detected at the cutting speed of 100 m/min and 0.05 mm/rev feed rate. Furthermore, the shape of the metal chips changed from long/continuous characteristic to saw-tooth morphology depending on increasing cutting speed levels while pumice particles exhibited breakaway tendency as the feed rates went up.