Study on secondary cutting phenomenon of micro-textured self-lubricating ceramic cutting tools with different morphology parameters formed via in situ forming of Al2O3-TiC

  • Yihua Feng
  • Jiyun Zhang
  • Li WangEmail author
  • Wenquan Zhang
  • Dong Yuanpei


Setting the micro-texture in the cutter–chip contact area of a micro-textured tool rake face can effectively improve the tool’s cutting performance. However, an unreasonable design for the micro-groove morphology and size and the selection of inappropriate cutting parameters will cause a secondary cutting phenomenon during the cutting process. To explore the optimum micro-texture morphology size and cutting parameters, micro-texture self-lubricating ceramic cutting tools with different morphology parameters (micro-texture location distribution: MSTD-1, MSTD-2, MSTD-3; groove spacing: MSTS-1, MSTS-2, MSTS-3; groove width: MSTW-1, MSTW-2, MSTW-3) were formed in situ and by hot pressing sintering, and a dry cutting 40Cr comparison test with a non-textured tool (MST-0) was conducted. The results revealed that the MSTD-2 tool effectively reduced the cutting force, friction factor, and rake face wear and relieved the secondary cutting phenomenon while cutting 40Cr. A theoretical analysis showed that the micro-texture morphology parameters and cutting speed were the main factors affecting the secondary cutting, with a smaller groove width and higher cutting speed associated with a lighter chip impact.


Micro-texture In situ forming Self-lubricating Ceramic cutting tool Secondary cutting phenomenon 


Funding information

This work was supported by the Key Research and Development Plan of Shandong Province (2018GGX103006) and the National Science Foundation of China (51675289).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yihua Feng
    • 1
  • Jiyun Zhang
    • 1
  • Li Wang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Wenquan Zhang
    • 1
  • Dong Yuanpei
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Automotive EngineeringQilu University of Technology (Shandong Academy of Sciences)JinanPeople’s Republic of China

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