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Investigation on micro-slotting of polymer nanocomposites: Cutting forces

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Islam Shyha, Dr Dehong Huo, Dr Guoyu Fu


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Graphene and halloysite nano-clay have been employed as reinforcements in polymeric nanocomposites due to their superior properties such as high strength, thermal conductivity while epoxy and polyester (PE) are the most popular polymers that have been widely applied in industry as structural material. In the present study, GNP and halloysite nano-clay were used as nano-fillers to reinforce epoxy and polyester matrix, respectively. Micro end milling trials were conducted on a 3-axis ultraprecision CNC machine tool and cutting forces were measured. Higher cutting forces were recorded when cutting graphene/epoxy specimens compared with the nano-clay/PE at higher cutting speed of 188.5 m/min.

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Author(s): Shyha I, Huo D, Le B, Fu G, Soliman E, Alzahrani B

Editor(s): Peter Thorvald and Keith Case

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 16th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXII)

Year of Conference: 2018

Pages: 57-62

Online publication date: 11/09/2018

Acceptance date: 02/04/2018

ISSN: 2352-7528

Publisher: IOS Press BV


DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-902-7-57

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Series Title: Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering

ISBN: 9781614994398