Accession Number : ADA119820

Title :   Establishment of a Cutting Fluid Control System. Phase II.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Lieberman,G A

PDF Url : ADA119820

Report Date : May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 157

Abstract : Phase II results are presented for the program entitled 'Establishment of a Cutting Fluid Control System.' The Phase II objectives were to conduct a systematic evaluation of available cutting fluid products, refine the Phase I preliminary RIA manufacturing process severity index and preliminary cutting fluid application matrix. The study showed the majority of observed machining operations involve milling, turning, grinding and boring procedures on 4100 series steels. A severity index was finalized which ranked all these processes relative to machining difficulty with respect to manufacturing parameters, tool design, workpiece hardness, and specific machining process. Commercially available cutting fluids were also categorized according to composition and manufacturer's recommendations. A total of eighty-four fluids were recommended for testing by twenty-three cutting fluid manufacturers. Fluids were subjected to initial screening tests involving residue, rust and bacteria growth with selected fluids then employed in machining tests. The latter tests employed specially instrumented machine tools which provided force, power consumption, and tool wear data. Results are presented which indicate fluid performance levels are not necessarily related strictly to overall product formulations and that milling and turning require significantly different fluid properties.

Descriptors :   *Cutting fluids, *Manufacturing, Machining, Selection, Milling machines, Grinding, Broaches, Drilling, Ranking, Performance tests, Quality control, Chemical composition, Formulations(Chemistry), Cutting tools, Wear, Steel, Microstructure, X rays, Operational effectiveness, Economic analysis

Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Fabrication Metallurgy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE