Creep feed grinding of a gamma titanium aluminide intermetallic alloy using SiC abrasives

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Experimental results are detailed when creep feed grinding (CFG) a gamma titanium aluminide intermetallic alloy (,gamma-TiAl) Ti-45Al-8Nb-0.2C with SiC abrasives. When using low porosity wheels at a low wheel speed of 15 m/s and a material removal rate of 62.5 mm/s, G-ratios of similar to 15 were produced with workpiece surfaces free of burn. At higher wheel speeds >= 25 m/s, cracks up to 1 mm deep were evident with extreme workpiece surface burn. By increasing the wheel porosity, specific power, cutting forces, workpiece surface bum and cracking were all reduced however, G-ratio was also reduced to similar to 4 with heavy profile wear. Operation at 15 m/s with increasing feed rate and depth of cut reduced G-ratio still further to


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-214
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007


  • surface integrity, titanium alloys, creep feed grinding, machinability