Diamond tool wear when cutting amorphous polymers

G.P.H. Gubbels, G.J.F.T. van der Beek, A.L. Hoep, F.L.M. Delbressine, H. Halewijn, van

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Precision turning of polymeric materials increases form and shape accuracies in respect to the conventional techniques, but the relatively large tool wear of the mono-crystalline diamond tools may be a problem. This paper will discus possible tool wear mechanisms that occur during diamond turning of glassy (amorphous) polymers. Special attention is given to thermal-oxidative tool wear, tribo-electric tool wear and tribo-chemical tool wear. It will be shown that tribo-electric and tribo-chemical tool wear play an important role in the precision turning process of polymers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447-450
JournalCIRP Annals : Manufacturing Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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