An experimental study on slotting of inconel 718 thin sheet

Hiroyuki Kodama, Koichi Okuda, Tomoya Hayase

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Many difficult-to-cut materials such as Ni-base super alloy, titanium alloy, and austenite stainless steel which are used extensively in aerospace generally have high strength-to-weight ratios, high corrosion resistance, high strength retention ability at elevated temperatures, and low thermal conductivity. These characteristics can result in uneven tool wear and chatter vibration. Therefore, determining the appropriate end-milling conditions is more difficult for difficult-to-cut materials than for other materials. There has been much research on the high-speed milling of difficult-to-cut materials, and effective end-milling conditions, end-mill tool shapes, and processing methods have been reported. In addition, irregular pitch and lead end-mills with different helix angles have been developed by tool maker's to reduce chatter vibration, making it easier to perform high-speed milling. However, there have been few reports of slotting information useful for determining appropriate end-milling conditions and processing methods for Ni-base super alloy. The aim of this study is to derive end-milling condition with high efficiency grooving process for Ni-base super alloy (Inconel 718) sheet. Effects of cutting parameters were examined from the view point of cutting resistance, tool tip maximum temperature and tool flank wear width. As a result from experiments, if the grooving process condition of axial depth of cut is smaller than other conditions on the same material removable rate value, it has been found that it is possible to reduce the tool tip maximum temperature and prolong the tool life.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Oct 18 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century, LEM 2015 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: Oct 18 2015Oct 22 2015


Other8th International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century, LEM 2015


  • End-milling
  • Ni-base super alloy
  • Slotting
  • Thin sheet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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