Estimation of Cutting Tool Wear in Turning using Taguchi Method Depending on Weight of the Removed Tool Metal

Abstract

This paper focuses on using Taguchi method to determine the optimumturning parameters such as spindle speed, depth of cut, and feed rate, denoted by factor symbols A, B, and C respectively. The effect of cutting parameters on tool wear is depended on the concept of removed weight from the tool metal during machining. The material that has been used as a workpiece is high carbon steel and carbide insert DNMG 443-15 as a cutting tool. Taguchi orthogonal array L9,quality characteristic "smaller is better", and ANOVA were used to achieve the goal of the research. The results obtained showed that spindle speed is thesignificant factor of the process followed by the feed rate in terms of their contribution in analysis. The optimum combination of parameters, which was found by applying Taguchi method, is that designated by A2B1C1.