Metallographic Analysis of the Dead Metal Zone In Metal Cutting With a Rounded-Edge Tool

Ozturk S., UYSAL A. , ALTAN E.

PRAKTISCHE METALLOGRAPHIE-PRACTICAL METALLOGRAPHY, cilt.50, sa.5, ss.318-330, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 50 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3139/147.110207
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.318-330


The experimental results show that a small dead region is seen in front of the rake face during cutting with a rounded-edge cutting tool. Although this fact was accepted, metallographic analysis of the dead metal zone had never been conducted. A quick stop device was used to obtain chip root samples that are representative of the deformation taking place during dynamic (actual) cutting conditions. A metallographic analysis was performed on selected specimens to identify the microstructure and formation. The photomicrographs were analyzed and an effort made to explain the dead metal zone microstructure.