Machinability of cold-formed steel parts, difficult to measure in the past, can now be evaluated quickly and accurately with a radiometric tool wear method. A radioactive tool is used to machine cold-formed steel parts, and all chips produced are collected in counting vials. Tool wear is then precisely determined from the radioactivity on the chips. The radiometric method has been used to establish the optimum combination of workpiece material, tool material, cutting fluid, cutting velocity, and feed rate for the production of spark plug shells.

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    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Hill, R F
    • Skunda, M
  • Publication Date: 1972-2

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 22-27
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00028924
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1972 12:00AM