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Application of Grey Based - Taguchi Method to Determine Multiple Performance Characteristics in Drilling of Aluminium Alloys - Review

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Mechanical Engineering, R.V.R. and J.C.College of Engineering (Autonomous) Guntur, AP, INDIA
  • 2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College of Engineering (Autonomous) Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, AP, INDIA

Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 2, Issue (3), Pages 45-51, March,26 (2013)


Metal cutting processes are important due to increased consumer demands for quality metal cutting related products (more precise tolerances and better product surface roughness) that has driven the metal cutting industry to continuously improve quality control of metal cutting processes. Aluminium alloys widely used for automotive and aerospace industries which durability, strength, and light weight are desired and these materials subjected to machining operations where the criterion of minimization of lubricant or coolant use is becoming more topicality. Manufacturer have desired to work without any lubricant because of reasons such as the cost of using it, supply and maintenance of the lubricant, hazard arising from the lubricant and the disposal of used lubricant, therefore an alternative methods of machining is either dry machining or machining with less lubricant. In this study, minimum quantity lubricant mixing with water technique in drilling process using Grey based - Taguchi method is used. A statistical technique, fractional factorial experiments and analysis of variance (ANOVA), has been employed to investigate the influence of cutting parameters. This paper presents a literature review on drilling of Aluminum alloys.


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