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Experimental Investigation on Micro Milling of Polyester/Halloysite Nano-Clay Nanocomposites

Fu, Guoyu; Huo, Dehong; Shyha, Islam; Pancholi, Ketan; Saharudin, Mohd Shahneel


Guoyu Fu

Dehong Huo

Ketan Pancholi

Mohd Shahneel Saharudin


Efficient machining of the polyester nanocomposite components requires a better understanding of machinability characteristics of such material, which has become an urgent requirement for modern industrial production. In this research, the micro-milling of polyester/halloysite nano-clay (0.1, 0.3, 0.7, 1.0 wt%) nanocomposites were carried out and the outcomes in terms of tool wear, cutting force, the size effect, surface morphology, and surface roughness were compared with those for plain polyester. In order to accomplish the machining of the material in ductile mode, the required feed per tooth was found to be below 0.3 µm. The degree of surface breakage was also found to decrease in ductile mode. A maximum flank wear VB of 0.012 mm after removing 196 mm3 of workpiece material was measured.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 21, 2019
Online Publication Date Jun 26, 2019
Publication Date Jun 26, 2019
Deposit Date Oct 15, 2020
Publicly Available Date Oct 15, 2020
Journal Nanomaterials
Publisher MDPI
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 9
Issue 7
Article Number 917
Keywords polymeric nanocomposites; polyester; halloysite nano clay; size effect; micro-milling
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