Accession Number : AD0432043

Title :   EVALUATION OF THE RADIOMETRIC METHOD OF TOOL WEAR DETERMINATION,

Corporate Author : ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL ILL

Personal Author(s) : Wilson,G. F.

Report Date : 31 OCT 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : A radiometric method of tool wear determination was investigated and evaluated. The effects of variables such as cutting fluids, cutting speeds and the use of a single cutting edge for one or more than one cutting condition were studied. Results obtained visually and radiometrically were compared. Good correlation existed between volumetric wear rates obtained by both methods. The radiometric method does not give information on the nature of the tool wear geometry. Differences in volumetric wear rate were found when only one cutting edge was used for a variable as compared to a single cutting edge used for more than one variable. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CUTTING TOOLS, WEAR RESISTANCE), (*RADIOMETERS, TEST METHODS), CUTTING FLUIDS, VELOCITY, DETERMINATION, MATERIALS, REMOVAL, RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, VISUAL INSPECTION, LATHES, MACHINING, CARBIDE TOOLS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE