Title: Perspectives on the development of ceramic composites for cutting tool applications
Authors: Van der Biest, Omer ×
Vleugels, Jef #
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications
Series Title: Key Engineering Materials vol:206-213 pages:955-960
Abstract: The requirements for ceramic composites as cutting tools for machining iron based alloys are reviewed, taking into account the trends in the industry towards dry high speed cutting and the need for tools with complex geometry. Chemical compatibility with iron is a major criterion to guide the selection of ceramic phases. The thermodynamically calculated total solubility of cutting tool in workpiece material correlates very well with the in service wear behaviour at high speed. It is concluded that alumina and zirconia are promising matrices for composites to machine steel. For the former, chemically compatible composites are needed with higher toughness. The latter lacks the required hardness and this deficiency also will need to be remedied by addition of a second phase.
ISSN: 1013-9826
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Physical Metallurgy and Materials Engineering Section (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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