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Experimental investigation on micro milling of polyester/halloysite nano-clay nanocomposites

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Guoyu Fu, Da HuoORCiD, Dr Islam Shyha, Dr Ketan Pancholi



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© 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.Efficient machining of the polyester nanocomposite components requires a better understanding of machinability characteristics of such material, which has become an urgent requirement for modern industrial production. In this research, the micro-milling of polyester/halloysite nano-clay (0.1, 0.3, 0.7, 1.0 wt%) nanocomposites were carried out and the outcomes in terms of tool wear, cutting force, the size effect, surface morphology, and surface roughness were compared with those for plain polyester. In order to accomplish the machining of the material in ductile mode, the required feed per tooth was found to be below 0.3 µm. The degree of surface breakage was also found to decrease in ductile mode. A maximum flank wear VB of 0.012 mm after removing 196 mm3 of workpiece material was measured.

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Author(s): Fu G, Huo D, Shyha I, Pancholi K, Saharudin MS

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Nanomaterials

Year: 2019

Volume: 9

Issue: 7

Online publication date: 26/06/2019

Acceptance date: 21/06/2019

Date deposited: 05/08/2019

ISSN (electronic): 2079-4991

Publisher: MDPI AG


DOI: 10.3390/nano9070917


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