Implications of the reduction of cutting fluid in drilling AISI P20 steel with carbide tools

Zeilmann, Rodrigo Panosso; Nicola, Gerson Luiz; Vacaro, Tiago; Teixeira, Cleiton Rodrigues; Heiler, Roland


The machining of hardened steel is becoming increasingly important in manufacturing processes. Machined parts made with hardened steel are often subjected to high service demands, which require great resistance and quality. The machining of this material submits the tools to high mechanical and thermal loads, which increases the tool wear and affects the surface integrity of the part. In that context, this work presents a study of drilling of AISI P20 steel with carbide tools, analyzing the effects on the process caused by the reduction of cutting fluid supply and its relation with the tool wear and the surface integrity of the piece. The major problem observed in the tests was a difficulty for chips to flow through the drill flute, compromising their expulsion from the hole. After a careful analysis, a different machining strategy was adopted to solve the problem

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