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Abstract

Machinabiity is an important steel property for the free cutting and enhanced machining steel grades that represent a significant proportion of European steel production. Many test methods currently exist for assessing the machinability of steel grades, but these consume large amounts of material and time. The main aims of this work were to develop a new test methodology that could discriminate the machinability of different steel grades, to improve finite element models of the machining process, and to apply the test methods developed to the evaluation of steel grades. The project has led to significant improvements in finite element modelling, and the development of a new test methodology that allows testing in an on-line, real-time situation. Tests have been carried out on both existing and new experimental steel grades.

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Authors: BRITISH STEEL PLC (GB), ;UNIMETAL (CREAS), ;AMNEVILLE (FR), ;WZL, ;RWTH AACHEN (DE), ;SIDENOR I & D, ;BASAURI (ES), ;TEKNIKER, ;EIBER (ES),
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18617 EN (1999) 213pp.
Availability: Available from OOPEC Sales agents
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-5015-3
Record Number: 199910648 / Last updated on: 1999-04-26
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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