Due to the environmental and health issues, there is an enormous requirement for developing the novel
cutting fluids (CFs). The vegetable based cutting fluid (VBCFs) doesn’t affect the environment, diminish
the harmful effects to the operator and also enhance the machining performances such as surface roughness,
tool life, minimum vibration and cutting forces. In this work, the performances of four different VBCFs
like palm, coconut, sunflower, soya bean oils, and a commercial type of CFs were considered to analyze the
influence of cutting fluids while measuring the cutting force and vibration signatures during milling of
7075–T6 hybrid aluminium metal matrix composite with carbide insert tool. The experiments were
conducted in CNC L-MILL 55 vertical machining center, with milling tool dynamometer to measure the
cutting force and a tri-axial accelerometer to measure the vibration signals. The flow rate of the VBCFs
were maintained at a constant rate and the results were compared with a commercial cutting fluid. The
obtained result shows that palm oil suits better than the other vegetable based cutting fluids in terms of
minimum cutting force requirement and minimum vibration. Also, the experimental result shows that the
cutting fluid was one of the important parameter needs to be considered which influences the cutting force
and vibration signals.
T. Mohanraj, Shankar, S., and Ponappa, K., “Influence of Vegetable Based Cutting Fluids on Cutting Force and Vibration Signature During Milling of Aluminium Metal Matrix Composites”, Jurnal Tribologi, vol. 12, pp. 1-17, 2017.