Analysis of temperature changes on the twist drill under different drilling conditions based on Taguchi method during dry drilling of Al 7075-T651

Bagci E., Ozcelik B.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY, vol.29, pp.629-636, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


In this work, effects of drilling parameters (drilling depth, feed rate, and spindle speed) on the twist drill bit temperature and thrust force in the dry drilling of Al 7075-T651 material were experimentally investigated. During dry drilling experiments, drill bit temperature and thrust forces were measured. Drill temperatures were measured by inserting standard thermocouples through the coolant (oil) hole of TiN/TiAlN- coated carbide drills. The settings of drilling parameters were determined by using the Taguchi experimental design method. An orthogonal array, the signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio, and the analysis of variance (ANOVA) are employed to analyze the effect of drilling parameters. The objective was to establish a model using multiple regression analysis between spindle speed, drilling depth, feed rate, and drilling method with the drill bit temperature and thrust force in a Al 7075-T651 alloy material. The study shows that the Taguchi method is suitable to solve the problems with a minimum number of trials as compared with a full factorial design .