Machining of Hybrid Metal Matrix Composites and its Further Improvement-A Review
P. Sathia prathap1, V. S. K. Vengatachalapathy2, K. Planiradja3
1P. Sathia Prathap, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry University, India.
2Dr. V. S. K. Vengatachalapathy, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Engineering College, Pondicherry University, India.
3Dr. K. Palaniradja, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry University, India.
Manuscript received on September 22, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on October 05, 2014. | Manuscript published on October 30, 2014. | PP: 11-15 | Volume-4 Issue-1, October 2014. | Retrieval Number: A3421104114/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: In the present study based on the literature review, the machining of hybrid aluminium metal matrix composite (Al, SiC, B4C) is discussed. These hybrid MMCs can easily be machined by CNC milling and a good surface quality can be obtained by controlling the machining parameters. These hybrid metal matrix composites (hybrid MMCS) are finding increased applications because of improved mechanical and tribological properties than the single reinforced composites. These materials are developed for engine blocks, bearing for steering system, propeller vanes, drive shafts in aircraft. The machining of hybrid MMCs and their improvements by use of CNC milling are discussed.
Keywords: Metal matrix composites (MMCs), Ceramics particulates, Hybrid metal matrix composites (HMMCs), Computer numerical control (CNC) milling machine.