Influence of Ultrasonic Vibration-Assisted Ball-End Milling on the Cutting Performance of AZ31B Magnesium Alloy
Ravi Pratap Singh1, Honghong Gao2, Rahul Kumar Singh3

1Gao Honghong*, School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi’an Technological University, Xi’an, China.
2Ravi Pratap Singh, School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi’an Technological University, Xi’an, China.
3Rahul Kumar Singh, School of Computer Science, Aisect University , Bhopal, India. 

Manuscript received on October 06, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on October 25, 2020. | Manuscript published on November 30, 2020. | PP: 271-276 | Volume-9 Issue-4, November 2020. | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijrte.D4941119420 | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D4941.119420
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Abstract: Magnesium alloys have a tremendous possibility for biomedical applications due to their good biocompatibility, integrity and degradability, but their low ignition temperature and easy corrosive property restrict the machining process for potential biomedical applications. In this research, ultrasonic vibration-assisted ball milling (UVABM) for AZ31B is investigated to improve the cutting performance and get specific surface morphology in dry conditions. Cutting force and cutting temperatures are measured during UVABM. Surface roughness is measured with a white light interferometer after UVABM. The experimental results show cutting force and cutting temperature reduce due to ultrasonic vibration, and surface roughness decreases by 34.92%, compared with that got from traditional milling, which indicates UVABM is suitable to process AZ31B for potential biomedical applications. 
Keywords: Ultrasonic vibration-assisted ball-end milling, cutting force, Cutting temperature.