RESEARCH PAPERS: Production Engineering Papers

Chip Formation With Chamfered Tools

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M. Hirao

Mechanical Engineering Dept., 12-1 Igusa 4-Chome, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan

J. Tlusty, R. Sowerby, G. Chandra

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4L7

J. Eng. Ind 104(4), 339-342 (Nov 01, 1982) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3185839 History: Received June 04, 1982; Online July 30, 2009


The paper deals with the effect of chamfers on the tool edge on the chip formation process. It is found that both in continuous cutting and in the exit phase of interrupted cutting where chamfers are mostly used the chip formation process is not very different from that obtained with nonchamfered tools. A buildup forms on the chamfer which acts as if it replaces the missing part of the edge. However, the thrust force component increases strongly which should have a beneficial effect on chipping of the tool edge. On the other hand, it will probably worsen flank wear.

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