标题：Cutting performance and failure mechanisms of an Al_2O_3/WC/TiC micro- nano-composite ceramic tool
作者：Jun Zhao;Xunliang Yuan;Yonghui Zhou
作者机构：Key Laboratory of High Efficiency and Clean Mechanical Manufacture of MOE, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shandong University
通讯作者地址：[Zhao, J]Shandong Univ, Key Lab High Efficiency & Clean Mech Mfg, MOE, Sch Mech Engn, Jinan 250061, Peoples R China.
来源：International Journal of Refractory Metals & Hard Materials
关键词：Ceramic cutting tools;Tool life;Failure mechanisms;Fatigue
摘要：An Al_2O_3-based composite ceramic tool material reinforced with WC microparticles and Tie nanoparticles was fabricated by using hot-pressing technique. The cutting performance, failure modes and mechanisms of the Al203/WC/TiC ceramic tool were investigated via continuous and intermittent turning of hardened AISI 1045 steel in comparison with those of an A1_2O_3/(W, Ti)C ceramic tool SG-4 and a cemented carbide tool YS8. Worn and fractured surfaces of the cutting tools were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS). The results of continuous turning revealed that tool lifetime of the Al_2O_3/WC/TiC ceramic tool was higher than that of the SG-4 and YS8 tools at all the tested cutting speeds. As for the intermittent turning, tool life of the Al_2O_3/WC/TiC ceramic tool was equivalent to that of YS8, but shorter than that of the SG-4 at lower cutting speed (110 m/min). However, tool life of the Al_2O_3/WC/TiC ceramic tool increased when the cutting speed increased to 170 m/min, becoming much longer than that of the SG-4 and YS8 tools. The longer tool life of the Al_2O_3/WC/TiC composite ceramic tool was attributed to its synergistic strengthening/toughening mechanisms induced by the WC microparticles and TiC nanoparticles.