International Journal of Extreme Manufacturing, Volume. 2, Issue 1, 12001(2020)

A critical review on the chemical wear and wear suppression of diamond tools in diamond cutting of ferrous metals

Guo Jiang1, Zhang Jianguo2, Pan Yanan1, Kang Renke1, Namba Yoshiharu3, Shore Paul4, Yue Xiaobin5, Wang Baorui5, and Guo Dongming1
Author Affiliations
  • 1Key Laboratory for Precision and Non-traditional Machining Technology of Ministry of Educations, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, People’s Republic of China
  • 2State Key Laboratory of Digital Manufacturing Equipment and Technology, School of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, People’s Republic of China
  • 3Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chubu University, Kasugai, Aichi, Japan
  • 4National Physical Laboratory - NPL (United Kingdom), Hampton Road, Teddington, TW11 0LW, United Kingdom
  • 5Institute of Machinery Manufacturing Technology, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang, People’s Republic of China
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    Diamond tools play a critical role in ultra-precision machining due to their excellent physical and mechanical material properties, such as that cutting edge can be sharpened to nanoscale accuracy. However, abrasive chemical reactions between diamond and non-diamond-machinable metal elements, including Fe, Cr, Ti, Ni, etc, can cause excessive tool wear in diamond cutting of such metals and most of their alloys. This paper reviews the latest achievements in the chemical wear and wear suppression methods for diamond tools in cutting of ferrous metals. The focus will be on the wear mechanism of diamond tools, and the typical wear reduction methods for diamond cutting of ferrous metals, including ultrasonic vibration cutting, cryogenic cutting, surface nitridation and plasma assisted cutting, etc. Relevant commercially available devices are introduced as well. Furthermore, future research trends in diamond tool wear suppression are discussed and examined.


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    Guo Jiang, Zhang Jianguo, Pan Yanan, Kang Renke, Namba Yoshiharu, Shore Paul, Yue Xiaobin, Wang Baorui, Guo Dongming. A critical review on the chemical wear and wear suppression of diamond tools in diamond cutting of ferrous metals[J]. International Journal of Extreme Manufacturing, 2020, 2(1): 12001

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    Category: Topical Review

    Received: Oct. 24, 2019

    Accepted: --

    Published Online: Jun. 4, 2020

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