Tool-swinging cutting of binderless tungsten carbide

Zhiyu Zhang, Jiwang Yan, Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa

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Tool wear reduction is very important in cutting of ultra hard and brittle materials. In this paper, a tool-swinging cutting method was applied to reduce the wear of round-nosed diamond tools in cutting of tungsten carbide (WC). In this method, the geometrical center of the cutting edge was adjusted to be in coincidence with the rotation center of the B-axis table, and thus the cutting point could be changed along the cutting edge by swinging the tool about the B-axis center. Experimental results showed that the width of the flank wear land was greatly reduced compared to that in the conventional cutting. This work can shed light on ultraprecision machining WC parts without or with less need for subsequent polishing process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManufacturing Engineering and Automation I
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering and Automation, ICMEA2010 - Guangzhou, China
Duration: 2010 Dec 72010 Dec 9

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
ISSN (Print)1022-6680


Other2010 International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering and Automation, ICMEA2010


  • Diamond tool wear
  • Ductile cutting
  • Tool-swinging cutting
  • Tungsten carbide
  • WC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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