Experimental evaluation of polycrystalline diamond tool geometries while drilling carbon fiber-reinforced plastics
International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
1295 - 1307
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Polycrystalline diamond (PCD) drills are commonly employed in carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) drilling to satisfy hole quality conditions with an acceptable tool life and productivity. Despite their common use in industry, only a small number of studies have been reported on drilling CFRPs with PCD drills. In this study, drilling performances of three different PCD drill designs are investigated experimentally using thrust force, torque, and hole exit quality measurements. Results show that work material properties, drilling conditions, and drill design should all be considered together during the selection of process parameters, and the relationships among these factors are quite complex.
KeywordsCarbon fiber-reinforced plastics
Polycrystalline diamond tools
Selection of process parameters
Fiber reinforced plastics
Oil well drilling
Published Version (Please cite this version)http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00170-013-5592-7
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