Yigit R., Birlik I., Azem N. F. A., Bardakcioglu O., Durakbasa M. N., Celik E.

International Conference on Production Research - Regional Conference Africa, Europe and the Middle East (ICPR-AEM) / 3rd International Conference on Quality and Innovation in Engineering and Management (QIEM), Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 1 - 05 July 2014, pp.427-430 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Cluj-Napoca
  • Country: Romania
  • Page Numbers: pp.427-430
  • Keywords: MQL, lubricating, grinding, ductile cast iron
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


In the recent years a lot has been done to avoid the cutting fluids from the production. Dry cutting and semi-dry cutting such as minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) have been favored by the industry. However, one of the main limitations in the application of MQL is that the full mechanism has not yet been fully understood. This paper presents the effects of MQL on the grinding performance of ductile cast iron. Ductile cast iron as compared to completely dry and wet machining in terms of tool wear, surface roughness and cutting forces. It was also seen from the results that the substantial reduction in tool wears resulted in enhanced tool life and surface finish. Furthermore, MQL provides environment friendliness (maintaining neat, clean and dry working area, avoiding inconvenience and health hazards due to heat, smoke, fumes, gases, etc., and preventing pollution of the surroundings), and improves the machinability characteristics.