A review on Alumina based ceramic composites as cutting and machining tool materials
Mary, Donnabelle Balela
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New trends in the cutting and machining tool industry include faster cutting rate, dty cutting and highly wear resistant tool materials. These requirements are necessary for higher production rate and improved dimensional accuracy in the manufactured parts. With these challenges, ceramic composite cutting tools are now being utilised especially in the cutting and machining of hard and abrasive materials like superalloys and cobalt-based workpieces. In this paper, a review of the properties of cutting and machining tools, as well as some of the ceramic composite cutting tools being used today will be discussed.