The Effect of Processing Conditions on the Machinability of a Wear Resistant Copper Alloy.
Yukinobu HORITA, Hisakimi NOTOYA, Shigeru YAMADA
In this investigation, the machinability of a wear resistant copper alloy used in automotive components was evaluated. The following results were obtained: Machinability was not significantly effected by cutting speed which is different from ordinary ferrous materials. Consequently, from a productivity standpoint, it was found to be beneficial to use high speed when cutting this alloy.
Key words :wear resistant copper alloy, tool wear, roughness of machined surfaces, chip clearance.