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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Machining performance of laser surface micro-textured drilling tools|
|Author:||de Lima, MSF|
|Abstract:||Surface modification of high-speed steel drills using laser has been proposed as a step before physical vapour deposition in order to increase the adhesion of the titanium nitride coating on the tool substrate. A copper vapour laser and a scanning-head system were used to produce highly controlled laser ablation on the surface. In the current work, the laser average power varied from 0.5 to 6 W and the laser shots were applied next to one another. After laser surface modification and coating, the drills were used to machine low-alloy carbon steel and stainless steel in a CNC machine. The tool lives were then compared to those obtained with the same kind of tool but whose substrate was prepared conventionally. The laser-treated drills had a longer lifetime than conventional ones. Under the conditions of this study, the laser-treated drills presented a 40% higher performance than conventional drills for carbon steel machining. The increase in performance reached 400% in stainless steel drilling. In general, laser processing with an average power of 1 W yielded the best results.|
|Subject:||laser surface treatments|
|Editor:||Inderscience Enterprises Ltd|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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