Cooling techniques to improve the machinability and sustainability of light-weight alloys: A state-of-the-art review

Murat Sarikaya, Munish Kumar Gupta, Italo Tomaz, Mohd Danish, Mozammel Mia, Saeed Rubaiee, Mohd Jamil, Danil Yu Pimenov, Navneet Khanna

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Abstract

A well-acknowledged role of cutting fluids in any cutting operation has made them inevitable to utilize regarding the provision of adequate cooling and lubrication. Mineral-based cutting fluids are common practice in the industry; however, they are not suitable for our ecology and health. Therefore, there is a need to implement sustainable cooling/lubrication system that helps the environment and improves the machinability of light weight alloys. This review is presenting the machining and sustainability characteristics of minimum quantity lubrication (MQL), nanofluids-MQL, Ranque-Hilsch vortex tube MQL (RHVT + MQL), cryogenic-MQL as alternative to flood cooling applications in the cutting of light-weight materials. It can be stated that MQL advancements can offer clear guidelines to implement hybrid cooling techniques to improve heat transfer, lubrication, and sustainable implementations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-201
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Manufacturing Processes
Volume62
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021

Keywords

  • Cryogenic cooling
  • Economic sustainability
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Light-weight alloys
  • MQL advances

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