Effects of Parameters of Machining on Cutting Force and Roughness when Machining AZ31 Magnesium Alloy

  • Yazid M
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This project was done to learn the effects of cutting parameters on cutting force and roughness (surface roughnes) of AZ31 magnesium (Mg) alloy. Machining parameters involved in this project are cutting speed, feed rate, and lubrication methods. Deckel Maho DMU 50 eVolution high speed milling machine was using and uncoated carbide button insert was used as the cutting tool. Cutting force was measured during the milling process and roughness was measured after that and cleaning process to ensure no interference that would conflicted the results. The best machining parameters identified when feed rate at 0.05 mm per tooth, cutting speed are at 600 m per min, and minimum quantity lubrication was applied during the machining process. From analysis of variance (ANOVA) table generated by Minitab software, this project can conclude that feed rate, cutting speed, and lubrication methods are significant to cutting force and roughness when machining AZ31 Mg Alloy Therefore, the relationship of surface roughness and cutting force should be taken as a major key point in machining processes. In the automotive field, magnesium was used to fabricate an engine that place at front body due to reduce the weight of vehicle. This design can increase performance and balancing of weight [1].




Yazid, M. Z. A., & Razak, M. (2019). Effects of Parameters of Machining on Cutting Force and Roughness when Machining AZ31 Magnesium Alloy. International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology, 9(2), 4756–4758. https://doi.org/10.35940/ijeat.a2216.129219

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