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Performance evaluation of a new type of titanium nitride (TiN) coated twist drill.

Nizam, Syed Mohtashim (1996) Performance evaluation of a new type of titanium nitride (TiN) coated twist drill. Masters thesis, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.

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Titanium Nitride (TiN) coated tool materials have become increasingly popular in the metal cutting industry because of their improved resistance to the wear and friction. In this study the matching performance of a new type of Titanium Nitride (TiN) coated twist drill with an intermediate plasma nitrided layer was evaluated and compared to the performance of commercial TiN coated twist drills. The performance variables used include the drilling thrust force, torque, drill wear and hole surface roughness data, obtained from drilling experiments conducted on AISI 303 stainless steel workpiece material. The matched pair statistical testing method was introduced to quantitatively compare the relative performance of the two types of drills. Wear patterns on the flank face and the chisel edges obtained by using micro-PIXE (Particle Induced X-Ray Emission) technique were also analyzed. The experimentally coated drills showed better performance, as was observed from its relatively lower median values of torque, flank wear, and hole surface roughness compared to the commercial drills. The median values of the thrust force were found to be approximately equal for both types of drills. The PIXE results indicate that wear on the flankface of the new drill takes place by abrasion and wear on the flank face of the commercial drill takes place mainly by cracking and spalling of the TiN coat.



Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Date:December 1996
Date Type:Completion
Subjects:Mechanical
Divisions:College Of Engineering Sciences > Mechanical Engineering Dept
Creators:Nizam, Syed Mohtashim
Committee Advisor:Shuaib, AbdelRahman N.
Committee Members:Duffuaa, Salih O. and Yilbas, Bekir S. and Nickel, J
ID Code:10246
Deposited By:KFUPM ePrints Admin
Deposited On:22 Jun 2008 17:00
Last Modified:25 Apr 2011 10:25

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