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Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory – 1

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Evaluation of role of process parameters on cutting temperature

Objective: To determine average chip tool interface temperature using tool-work
thermocouple technique.

To study the effect of cutting velocity and feed on cutting temperature.

Measurement Principles: Tool-Work Thermocouple technique

Experimental Conditions:

Sl No. Items Descriptions

1 Machine Tool

Work-Material -

3 Work Material -composition

4 Cutting Tool - specification

5 Cutting Tool - geometry

6 Cutting Tool - material

7 Machining environment

8 Multimeter

Experimental Procedure:

• Measure the workpiece diameter and note down the available speed – feed
• The chosen feed may be 0.08, 0.12, 0.16, 0.2 mm/rev and depth of cut 2mm.
• Appropriately choose four cutting velocities between 60 to 140 m/min.
• Conduct the experiment as per data sheet.
• Measure the cutting temperature using tool work thermocouple technique.
Data Sheet:

Sl Feed emf Temperature
Spindle Speed (rpm) Velocity
No. (mm/rev) (mV) (0C)




9 Briefly discuss the tool work thermocouple technique with neat diagram.
9 List other temperature measurement techniques.
9 Draw variation in cutting temperature with respect to feed and cutting velocity
9 Explain nature of such variations
9 Show schematically chip-formation in orthogonal turning.
9 Identify heat sources.
9 Identify and differentiate between shear zone, chip and average chip tool
9 Show temperature distribution in a cutting tool. [Search and other sites to get this figure. Report with proper
reasoning. ]
9 Estimate shear zone temperature
9 Estimate average chip tool interface temperature.
9 Draw variation in measured cutting temperature with respect to heat flux.