Actually it is not meant that only tool are useful thing that is produced by using metal for human beneficiary. The tool are made up of high quantity of metal such as high carbon steel, high speed steel, carbide, tungsten etc. They have high resistivity, high strength and fatigue.
A machine tool can be defined as an element device is used to hold cutting tool that remove metal from workpiece in order to generate jobs of given size.
• Holding cutting tool
• Metal removal/material removal
• Unlike machine, machine tool is different from source converting unit
• Machine tool-mother machines
Elements of Machine Tool
(a) Work holding device-check
(b) Tool holding device-tool post
(c) Work motion mechanism-head stock
(d) Tool motion mechanism-carriage, saddle
(e) Support structures-bed
it maintains the relative position w.r.t. each other and allow relative movement of various parts.
Common parts and features
Important conditions in design of bed are: Rigidity, alignment, accuracy, damping qualities
It is generally made of gray cast iron
Casting process is used to manufacture beds
X, I, H shaped (Free space required)
Function: Its used for feeding the cutting tool in a direction parallel to the axis of rotation. This converts rotational movement into translational movement.
Material used: Brass, Stainless steel, Rack and pinion.
Manufacturing process: Thread rolling, thread machining
Shape : Screw threads (for power efficiency) Buttress and Acme
Function: Used to guide and allow one parts move in their direction relative to other parts
Material used: High carbon steel Brass and stainless steel are not used due to localised hardening
Manufacture process: Flame hardening for localized hardening.
Shape: Rectangle guide ways, V-shape, dove-tail shaped
Turning and Boring
Turning is a machining operation for generating external surfaces of revolution while in boring internal surface of revolution are machined.
In both these operations, the workpiece or tool is rotated about its axis and is also given a feed in a direction normal to the cutting speed.
When the feed motion of tool is axial (parallel to workpiece axis)-Cylindrical surface is generated.
When feed motion is radial (i.e. normal to axis of rotation) an ends face or shoulder is produced. This operation is called facing.
If axial and radial feed motions are both present in a constant proportion, a tapered cylindrical surface is generated.
Machining is the process of removing unwanted material from workpiece.
Cutting tools are classified into :
1. Single point cutting tools
2. Multipoint cutting tools
1. Single point cutting tools : The tool terminating in a single point has been turned as single point cutting tools. It is made up of either high carbon steel, high speed steel on carbide bay.
• Its cutting edge is prepared by grinding.
2. Multipoint cutting tools : They have move than one cutting edge to remove excess material from the work piece.
Milling Cutter, Drills, Reamers etc.
Terminology of Turning Tool
Back Rake Angle ( ab)
It is the angle between the line parallel to the tool axis passing through the tip and the rake face and angle is measured in a plane perpendicular to the base.
While machining stronger or brittle materials smaller rake angles are used for example machining brass zero rake angles is chosen.
Side Cutting Edge Angle (Cs)
Side Rake Angle (5-15º) ( as)
It is the angle between the rake face and the line passing through the tip perpendicular to the tool axis and the angle is measured in a plane perpendicular to the base.
Side Relief Angle (5-15º) ( gs)
It is the angle between the side flank and the line passing through the tip perpendicular to the base and the angle measured in a plane perpendicular to the tool axis.
This angle varies in the range of 5º-15º. To avoid rubbing side relief angle is provided.
End Cutting Edge Angle (8-15º) (Ce)
It is the angle between the end cutting edge and the line passing through the tip perpendicular to the load axis and the angle is measured in a plane parallel to the base.
The normal value of this angle is the range 8º-15º.
(i) ASA Tool Signature
(ii) Orthogonal Rake System (ORS)
(iii) Surface Roughness (Turning)
Centre average value
Peak to valley (h)
Metal Cutting Process
There are two type of metal cutting process:
1. Orthogonal Cutting Process
2. Oblique Cutting Process
The majority of cutting operations involve tool shapes that are three dimensional (oblique).
Difference between Orthogonal and Oblique Cutting
1. Chip flow in a direction perpendicular to the cutting edge.
2. Chip get coiled in a spiral fasion.
3. Tool life is less
4. There are two component of forces (no radial force)
5. Surface finish is poor
6. It is used in slotting, parting, groouing, pipe cutting
7. Chip flow angle is zero
1. Chip flow at an angle to cutting edge.
2. Chip flow in side ay direction in a widey area thus less concentration of heat.
3. Tool life is more.
4. There are three component of force.
5. Surface finish is good
6. It is used in turning, milling, drilling, grinding
7. Chip flow angle is more than zero.
Types of Chips
1. Continuous Chips
Favorable condition for the continuous chips to form are
The condition in which discontinuous chip forms are
Chip with Build up Edges
Favorable condition for these types of chips are
Elimination of Built Up Error (BUE)
Merchant's Analysis for Chip Formation
t1 = chip thickness before cutting (uncut chip thickness)
t2 = chip thickness after cutting
f = shear plane angle
a = rake angle
dividing equation (ii) and (i)
Determination of Cutting Forces
FT = Thrust force
FC = Cutting force
from figure we can say
FS = AE – AB = AE – CG
AE = FC cos f
CG = FT sinf
FS = FC cos f–FTsinf
NS = DG + GH; DG + CE
DG = FTcos f
CE = FC sinf
NS = FT cos f+FCsinf
Determination of Area of Shear and Shear Strength
Area of shear plane
[w=width of shear plane]
Assumptions of Merchant's Circle
1. Cutting edge is straight and sharp
2. Material is homogeneous
3. Cutting is orthogonal
4. Material is perfectly plastic
5. Shear zone extends in a very narrow region which can be approximated by a straight line.
Determination of Shear angle
Shear Strain=tan(f- a) +cot f
Let us assume that the work material is moving against the cutting tool with a velocity V. The chip velocity VC and shear velocity VS.
Applying sine rule
Cutting power=FC × V
Shear power=FS × VS
Friction power=F × VC
Cutting power=Shear Power+Friction Power
Specific Cutting Energy
MRR = w×t1×Vm3/sec
Specific cutting energy =
Type of Tool Wear
Flank Wear And Crater Wear
1. Flank Wear
Flank wear is more at the corner .
• It is due to work hardening.
• Main reason for flank wear is abrasion and adhesion.
2. Crater Wear
• The crater is formed on the surface of the tool by the action of chip particles flowing over it because of very high temperature.
• This is generally observed while machining ductile materials, which produces continuous chips. Its main reason is diffusion along with abrasion.
Taylor's Tool Life Equation
The tool life is mainly affected by cutting speed, means higher the cutting speed the smaller the tool life. Taylor gave the relation between cutting speed and tool life that is
n=Toll life exponent (depends only on tool material)
Value of "n"
For HSS, n=0.08–0.2
For carbides, n=0.2–0.6
For ceramics, n=0.5–0.8
Graphical Representation of Taylor's Theorem
Effect of Parameters on Tool Life
1. Cutting Speed
2. Feed and Depth of Cut
3. Size and Structure
Economics of Machining
Optimum cutting speed is choosen to optimize tool life, minimize production cost, maximize production rate. To achieve the object in metal cutting such as optimizing the tool life in order to minimize the production cost, maximizing the production rate to reduce the production cost etc.
Measurement of Cutting Forces
In metal cutting operation the device used for determination of cutting forces is known as Dynamometer.
Shaping and Planning
Shaping is a machining operation for generating flat surface by means of single point cutting tool. The workpiece is kept stationary and cutting tool is given a reciprocating motion. Feed motions is important to workpiece at the end of each stroke.
It is used to get desired surface finish, correct size and accurate shape or product. Grinding wheel consist of abrasive particles, bonding material and voids.
ISO Designation of Grinding Wheel
51 – C – 30 – M – 5 – V – 20
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(1),(7)- Manufacturer symbol
(3)- Grain size(no. of particles/inch2)
(6)- Type of bond
First and Last Number
Manufacture has to give special information about the grinding wheel.
1. Types of Abrasive
A- Aluminium oxide (Al2O3)
2. Grain size
220-600- Super-finishing operations
A-H - Soft wheels
I-P - Medium wheels
Q-Z - Hard wheels
5. Type of Bond
V- Vitrified bond
M- Metal bond
Grinding Operations And Machines
The basic type of grinding operations Surface, Cyclinderical, Internal and Central less grinding-are described in this workpiece. The relative movement of the wheel may be along the surface of the work or it may be radially into the workpiece (Plunge Grinding).
(a) Surface Grinding: Surface grinding involves grinding flat surfaces and is one of the most common grinding operations. Typically the workpiece is secured on a magnetic chuck attached to the work table of the grinder. Nonmagnetic material generally are need by vises, special fixtures, vaccum chucks.
(b) Cylindrical Grinding: The rotating cyclinderical workpiece reciprocates laterally along its axis. Cyclinderical grinders are identified by the maximum diameter and length of the workpiece that can be ground similar to engine lathes. The typical applications include crank shaft bearing spandles, pins, bearing rings and rolls for rolling mills.
Centerless Grinding is a high production process for continuously grinding.
Cyclindrical surfaces in which the workpiece is supported not by central (hence the term centerless) or chucks but by a blade.
Typical parts made by centrerless grinding are roller bearings, piston pins, engine values, camshaft and similar components. This continuous production process require little operator skill.
Honing is an operation used primarily to give holes as fine surface finish. The honing tool consists of a set of aluminum oxide or silicon carbide bonded abrasives called stones. They are mounted on a mandrel that rotates in the hole. Honing is also done on external cyclindrical or flat surfaces and to remove sharp edges on cutting tool and inserts.
Lapping is a finishing operation used on flat or cyclinderical surfaces. The lap is usually made of cast iron, copper leather or cloth. The abrasive particles are embedded in Lap. Surface finish can be as smooth as 0.025 to 0.1 mm.
Polishing is a process that produces a smooth surface finish. Two basic mechanism are involved in the polishing process:
(i) fine scale abrasive removal
(ii) softening and shearing of surface layer by frictional heating during polishing.
• Drilling is an oblique cutting and it is a process of creating a hole.
• Drills are made by forging operation and the material used is HSS steel.
• Drills are also tapered along its length so that it doesn't hit the finished part of the hole.
• The drills are made slightly smaller in size so that there is some margin for reaming.
Following are major actions taking place at the point of a drill.
1. A small hole is pierced by the rotating web
2. Chips are formed by rotating cutting edges.
• Enlarging already existing hole to bring it to the required size and have a better finish.
• The accuracy expected is 0.125 mm.
Reaming and Reamers
• It is a process of exacting the hole and finishing it and has a fine surface finish of + 0.005 mm.
Reaming is an important operation used to make an existing hole move dimensionally accurate than can be obtain by drilling alone and improves its surface finish. The most accurate holes are produced by following sequences of operation:
• Drill is in the form of a tube at the periphery of which there are cutting edges. Complete material is not removed.
• Initially this process was used in Gun barrel manufacturing process.
• Counter boring is making the hole little larger.
• Counter boring is done by end milling.
• It is seating place for bolt heads.
• This is necessary in some cases to accommodate the heads of bolts, studs and pins.
• It is process of making the hole slightly tapered in the beginning. It is seating place for screws.
Milling Operation: Milling includes a number of highly machining operation capable of producing a variety of configuration with the use of
• Milling is one of the machining processes of flat surfaces as well as formed surfaces like those of the gears, splines, slots and key ways etc.
Milling is one of the machining processes of flat surfaces as well as formed surfaces like those of the gears, splines, slots and key ways etc.
There are two types of milling processes
• Peripheral milling (or slab milling)
• Face milling
Peripheral or slab milling operation
In the peripheral milling cutting teeth are on the periphery of the cutter. Movement of the tool or cutter is generatrix and movement of the work piece is directrix. In the slab millling operation, the axis of rotation of milling cutter is parallel to the work.
In the face milling operation, axis of rotation of cutter is perpendicular to the work. Because of the relative motion between the cutting teeth and work piece a face milling cutter leaves feeds marks on machine surface.
End milling cutter are combination of both slab milling and face milling operation. An end mill cutter is used to machine and produce a flat surface or a pair of parallel flat surfaces.
When a number of cutters are mounted on the arbor and a number of steps have been cut in the work piece, it is called Gang Milling.
When miling is performed on two surfaces simultaneously, it is called STARDDLE MILLING. T-Slot milling is a unique example of straddle milling by a single milling cutter.