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Machinability investigation of polymer/GNP nanocomposites in micro-milling

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Guoyu Fu, Dr Dehong Huo, Dr Islam Shyha, Dr Fuzhong Sun, Qiang Gao



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© 2021, The Author(s). Nanoparticles such as graphene have been added to various polymer matrices to enhance the mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties of polymer materials that require complex designs on a microscopic scale. Micro-machining is used to process these nanocomposite materials to achieve high surface quality and dimensional accuracy while maintaining high productivity. In this study, a systematic micro-milling experiment was performed on polymer/graphene nanoplatelet (GNP) nanocomposites to advance knowledge of the micro-machinability of these materials. It evaluates the effect of the addition of 0.1wt% GNP nanoparticles on machined surface morphology, chip formation, cutting forces, and tool wear. It is found that the addition of GNP nanoparticles changes the slot edge formation mode from burring mode to chipping mode.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Fu G, Huo D, Shyha I, Sun F, Gao Q

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Year: 2022

Volume: 119

Pages: 2341-2353

Print publication date: 01/03/2022

Online publication date: 08/12/2021

Acceptance date: 26/11/2021

Date deposited: 27/12/2021

ISSN (print): 0268-3768

ISSN (electronic): 1433-3015

Publisher: Springer Nature


DOI: 10.1007/s00170-021-08471-8


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