- Volume 15 Issue 2
The cutting performance of a developed small-angle spindle tool was investigated with Al6061 using a TiAlN coated high-speed steel end mill. Up-cut and down-cut processes in a milling machine were carried out at the range of 1000-4000 rpm for spindle speed and 50-300 mm/min for feed rate. As a result, the highest cutting force in the Fx direction was obtained from the up-cut process when the spindle speed was 1000 rpm and the feed rate was 100 mm/min. In the Fy direction, the highest cutting force appeared in the up-cut process at a feed rate of 250 mm/min at the same spindle speed. Conversely, the lowest cutting force came out in the up-cut process at a spindle speed of 4000 rpm and a feed rate of 50 mm/min. As for surface finish, the finest surface roughness was obtained as Ra 0.7642 um at a spindle speed of 4000 rpm and a feed rate of 50 mm/min. Consequently, given the cutting performance of the developed small-angle spindle tool, we conclude that its use in industrial practice is feasible.
Angle Spindle;Cutting Performance;Surface Roughness;Cutting Force;Al6061
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