Empirical expression of tool wear when face milling 416 SS

Patricia Munoz De Escalona, Paul G. Maropoulos

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During a machining process, cutting parameters must be taken into account, since depending on them the cutting edge starts to wear out to the point that tool can fail and needs to be change, which increases the cost and time of production. Since wear is a negative phenomenon on the cutting tool, due to the fact that tool life is reduced, it is important to optimize the cutting variables to be used during the machining process, in order to increase tool life. This research is focused on the influence of cutting parameters such as cutting speed, feed per tooth and axial depth of cut on tool wear during a face milling operation. The Taguchi method is applied in this study, since it uses a special design of orthogonal array to study the entire parameters space, with only few numbers of experiments. Also a relationship between tool wear and the cutting parameters is presented. For the studies, a martensitic 416 stainless steel was selected, due to the importance of this material in the machining of valve parts and pump shafts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2009 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials and Fabrication, Parts A and B
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780791838549
ISBN (Print)9780791843697
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009


  • tool wear
  • face milling
  • cutting parameters
  • Taguchi method
  • martensitic 416 stainless steel


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