Performance of new alpha-beta SiAlONs in turning operations

Mandal H., Kara F., Turan S., Kara A.

EURO CERAMICS VII, PT 1-3, vol.206-2, pp.929-932, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 206-2
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.4028/
  • Journal Name: EURO CERAMICS VII, PT 1-3
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.929-932
  • Keywords: cutting tool, alpha-beta SiAlON, turning operations
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


New alpha-beta SiAlON ceramics were produced, characterised and tested in turning operations of cast iron. Cutting speeds varied between 400-1200 m/min while feeding rates were between 0.3 to 0.5 mm/rev. The results were compared with some of commercially available ceramic inserts. It was proved that new alpha-beta SiAlONs offer reduced tool wear and hence increased tool life for cast iron machining.