Experimental Analysis of Cast Iron Drilling with Dry and MQL Conditions

  • Albert J. Shih
  • Bruce L. Tai
  • Rui Li


This chapter presents two set of experimental studies on dry and minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) drilling with shallow and deep holes. The first study is focused on high-speed (high-throughput) shallow hole drilling of compacted graphite iron between dry and MQL conditions. The second example is focused on deep-hole drilling (without pecking cycle) of nodular irons under various MQL conditions. All tested are conducted with the state-of-the-art coated solid WC-Co drills. Detailed experimental methods and key results are presented.


High-speed drilling High-throughput drilling Minimum quantity lubrication Deep-hole drilling Workpiece temperature 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert J. Shih
    • 1
  • Bruce L. Tai
    • 2
  • Rui Li
    • 3
  1. 1.Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Mechanical EngineeringTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  3. 3.China Aerospace Science and Technology CorporationBeijingChina

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