Feasibility of end mill cooling using the venturi effect with compressed air

Brandt J. Ruszkiewicz, Zachary C. Reese, John Timothy Roth

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Abstract

In many machining applications tool wear is a major problem. Cutting edges on tools wear out with repeated use leading to their inevitable failure. This tool failure causes a poor surface finish on the work piece being cut. Currently cutting fluid is applied during the cutting process to extend the life of a tool and is effective. Cutting fluid is considered a hazardous material which causes problems during disposal. Disposal of hazardous waste can be expensive causing a push to find alternate green cooling methods. This paper focuses on the feasibility of using the venturi effect on compressed air to replace water based cutting fluids. The two processes are to be compared on the grounds of cooling of the tool and work piece as well as chip removal. Cooling comparisons will be made through the examination of a straight channel cut, and chip removal will be gauged by how large of a mass the air streams can move. It was found that, in these areas, an accelerated stream of compressed air through the correct diameter nozzle outperforms the liquid cutting fluid in both aspects during end milling operations. These findings lead the authors to believe that in the future compressed air, or other pressurized gas, will be the most economical and effective green cooling technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProcessing
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9780791856826
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
EventASME 2015 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2015 - Charlotte, United States
Duration: Jun 8 2015Jun 12 2015

Publication series

NameASME 2015 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2015
Volume1

Other

OtherASME 2015 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2015
CountryUnited States
CityCharlotte
Period6/8/156/12/15

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Ruszkiewicz, B. J., Reese, Z. C., & Roth, J. T. (2015). Feasibility of end mill cooling using the venturi effect with compressed air. In Processing (ASME 2015 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2015; Vol. 1). American Society of Mechanical Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1115/MSEC20159430