Composite have been widely used in industries which such as aircraft structural components, electric and electronics components, aerospace, and oil and gas fields due to their superior mechanical properties. Among machining process, drilling can be considered as one of the most important process in final machining of composite. In this research, vacuum assisted resin infusion method is use in fabricating the glass fiber reinforcement polymer samples, where different thickness of GFRP were used in the drilling process with different spindle speed. The results show that the temperature influences the damage factor of the drilling. Higher spindle speed will generate higher temperature that softens the matrix thus generating lower damage factor. The suitable drill bit temperature is between 150-200°C. © 2014 Owned by the authors, published by EDP Sciences.
Keong, W. T., Ahmad, F., Sharif, S., & Moinser, M. A. (2014). Evaluate of the effects of drilling with varying spindle speed using different thickness of GFRP on the damage factor. In MATEC Web of Conferences (Vol. 13). EDP Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/20141304008