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Title: Method for machining steel with diamond tools

Abstract

The present invention is directed to a method for machine optical quality finishes and contour accuracies of workpieces of carbon-containing metals such as steel with diamond tooling. The wear rate of the diamond tooling is significantly reduced by saturating the atmosphere at the interface of the workpiece and the diamond tool with a gaseous hydrocarbon during the machining operation. The presence of the gaseous hydrocarbon effectively eliminates the deterioration of the diamond tool by inhibiting or preventing the conversion of the diamond carbon to graphite carbon at the point of contact between the cutting tool and the workpiece.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5274215
Application Number:
ON: DE84006177
Assignee:
EDB-84-036602
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; STEELS; MACHINING; CUTTING FLUIDS; DIAMONDS; GASES; MACHINE TOOLS; METHANE; WEAR; ALKANES; ALLOYS; CARBON; ELEMENTAL MINERALS; ELEMENTS; FLUIDS; HYDROCARBONS; IRON ALLOYS; IRON BASE ALLOYS; MINERALS; NONMETALS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; TOOLS; 360101* - Metals & Alloys- Preparation & Fabrication

Citation Formats

Casstevens, J.M. Method for machining steel with diamond tools. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Casstevens, J.M. Method for machining steel with diamond tools. United States.
Casstevens, J.M. Sun . "Method for machining steel with diamond tools". United States.
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author = {Casstevens, J.M.},
abstractNote = {The present invention is directed to a method for machine optical quality finishes and contour accuracies of workpieces of carbon-containing metals such as steel with diamond tooling. The wear rate of the diamond tooling is significantly reduced by saturating the atmosphere at the interface of the workpiece and the diamond tool with a gaseous hydrocarbon during the machining operation. The presence of the gaseous hydrocarbon effectively eliminates the deterioration of the diamond tool by inhibiting or preventing the conversion of the diamond carbon to graphite carbon at the point of contact between the cutting tool and the workpiece.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {1}
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