This content is not included in your SAE MOBILUS subscription, or you are not logged in.
Machining of Advanced Materials for Automotive Components
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published October 01, 2001 by SAE International in United States
Annotation ability available
Particulate reinforced metal matrix composites (PMMCs) based on aluminium alloys are used in automotive industry because of their low cost and improved mechanical properties at high temperature. Automotive producers are testing prototypes in aluminium PMMCs such as brake disk and drum, callipers, piston and cylinder liners. For many components the production of a good surface finish is essential and therefore will necessitate some machining. The presence of hard abrasive ceramic particulates results in rapid tool wear and high machining cost. Today, this cost effective problem is the main obstacle to aluminium PMMCs wider acceptance in the automotive market. Machining practices have not been optimised, but some studies has stated that roughing with carbide tools (especially uncoated WC tools) and finishing with polycrystalline diamond (PCD) tools are the most economical way in machining aluminium PMMCs. This paper presents results about the factors affecting tool wear when machining with different carbide tools, in order to estimate their influence in the cost of machining this class of materials.
|Technical Paper||MMC All Aluminum Cylinder Block for High Power SI Engines|
|Technical Paper||Production Process of Metal Matrix Composite (MMC) Engine Block|
|Technical Paper||Reinforced Light Metals for Automotive Applications|
- V. Díaz - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
- M. H. Miguélez - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
- J. L. Cantero - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
- G. Filippone - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
CitationDíaz, V., Miguélez, M., Cantero, J., and Filippone, G., "Machining of Advanced Materials for Automotive Components," SAE Technical Paper 2001-01-3297, 2001, https://doi.org/10.4271/2001-01-3297.
SAE 2001 Transactions Journal of Materials & Manufacturing
Number: V110-5 ; Published: 2002-09-15
Number: V110-5 ; Published: 2002-09-15
- Clyne T.W., Withers P.J. (1993), An introduction to metal matrix composites, Cambridge University Press.
- Jiang J.Q., Tan R.S. (1996), “Dry sliding wear of an alumina short fibre reinforced Al-Si alloy against steel”, Wear, 195, pp 106-111
- Ibrahim I.A., Mohamed F.A., Lavernia E.J. (1991), “Particulate reinforced metal matrix composites: a review”, Journal of Materials Science, 26, pp 1137-1156
- Chawla K.K. (1993), “Metal matrix composites”, Materials Science and Technology, Structure and Properties of Composites, 13, (Ed. Chou T.W.), pp 122-179
- Rohatgi, P. (1991), “Cast Aluminium Matrix Composites for Automotive Applications”, Journal of Metals, 43, pp 10-15.
- “Proceedings of the Machining of Composite Materials Symposium ASM/TMS Materials Week”. Ed. Srivatsan T.S. and Bowden D.M. (1992).
- Hung N.P., Boey F.Y.C., Khor K.A., Lee H.F. (1995), “Machinability of Cast and Powder-Formed Aluminium Alloys Reinforced With SiC Particles”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 48, pp 291-297.
- Caroline J.E., Hsi-Yung F., Lau W.M., (2000), “Machining of an aluminum/SiC composite using diamond inserts”, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 102, pp 25-29.
- Narahari P., Pai B.C., Pillai R.M. (1999), “Some Aspects of Machining Cast Al-SiCp Composites with Conventional High Speed Steel an Tungsten Carbide Tools”, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 8(5), pp 538-542.
- Kearney A.L. (1990) “Properties of cast Al alloys”, Properties and Selection: Nonferrous Alloys and Special-Purpose Materials, ASM Handbook, 2.
- Quigley O., Monaghan J., O'Reilly P. (1994), “Factors affecting the machinability of an Al/SiC metal-matrix composite” Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 43, pp 21-36.
- DURALCAN Composites USA (1995) “Machining Guidelines”.
- ISO 3685:1993 (E)., “Tool-life testing with single-point turning tools”.