Machining titanium more efficiently

Canter, Neil
February 2007
Tribology & Lubrication Technology;Feb2007, Vol. 63 Issue 2, p14
Academic Journal
The article discusses the efficient machining of titanium. The outstanding features of titanium that prompted its use in aerospace application include corrosion-resistance properties and density lighter than steel. Machining titanium is difficult because it is a poor conductor of heat and it is difficult to dissipate the heat that builds up during machining and the metal has the tendency to strongly adhere to the materials contained in the cutting tools during machining.


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