Case Studies: Medical Materials, Cobalt Chrome & Titanium

Machining of Wrought Co-Cr with LIN/Al2O3

Finish turning of a wrought CoCr stem

 

ID Machining

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ICEFLY Benefits

Material removal rate was improved by 290%, in addition to a tool life improvement of 50%.

In the ID operation, Al2O3 inserts performed successfully, even with mild interruptions.

 

 

 

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Machining of Cast Cobalt Chrome Stems (50 HRc)

Machining of Cast Cobalt Chrome Stems image

 

Part: Cobalt Chrome Stem (1.310” dia)

Operation(s): OD Turning

Tooling: CNGA433/DNGA 432 whisker ceramic insert

Depth of Cut: 0.100” (rough), 0.010” (finish)

Feed: 0.005” /rev.   Speed:  330 SFM

MRR Improvement: 243% (rough), 296% (finish)

Cut Time (ICEFLY):  4 min. (rough), 1 min. (finish)

 

Flank wear after 4 roughing passes with LIN/MQL
Flank wear after 2 roughing passes with flood

Flank wear after 4 roughing passes with LIN/MQL

Flank wear after 2 roughing passes with flood