Electron Beam Melting (EBM) is attracting large interest among the manufacturers of surgical implants as a near-net shape technology. Titanium alloy Ti6Al4V is widely used in the biomedical field thanks to its high biocompatibility, corrosion resistance and mechanical properties. The chemistry and microstructural features of EBM Ti6Al4V indicate lower machinability in comparison with wrought Ti6Al4V. Aim of the paper is to present a comparison between the machinability of wrought and EBM Ti6Al4V in semi-finishing external turning, by quantifying the effects of the cutting speed and the feed rate. Tool wear, surface integrity, chip morphology and microstructural analysis have been used to compare and assess the machinability of Ti6Al4V delivered in the two conditions.

Comparison between wrought and EBM Ti6Al4V machinability characteristics

BORDIN, ALBERTO;BRUSCHI, STEFANIA;GHIOTTI, ANDREA;
2014

Abstract

Electron Beam Melting (EBM) is attracting large interest among the manufacturers of surgical implants as a near-net shape technology. Titanium alloy Ti6Al4V is widely used in the biomedical field thanks to its high biocompatibility, corrosion resistance and mechanical properties. The chemistry and microstructural features of EBM Ti6Al4V indicate lower machinability in comparison with wrought Ti6Al4V. Aim of the paper is to present a comparison between the machinability of wrought and EBM Ti6Al4V in semi-finishing external turning, by quantifying the effects of the cutting speed and the feed rate. Tool wear, surface integrity, chip morphology and microstructural analysis have been used to compare and assess the machinability of Ti6Al4V delivered in the two conditions.
2014
7th Conference of the European Scientific Association on Material Forming, ESAFORM 2014
9783038351061
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