Investigation on hole manufacture in 42CrMo4 steel using 3-flute carbide drills and 6-flute cermet reamers

Pavel Müller (Invited author), Leonardo De Chiffre (Invited author)

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An investigation on cutting forces and hole quality using carbide 3-flute self-centering drills and 6-flute cermet reamers was performed on 42CrMo4 alloy steel. Different depths of cuts were analyzed with respect to cutting thrust and cutting torque, hole diameter, form and surface integrity. Good reproducibility in cutting forces was obtained for all drilled holes with coefficients of variation less than 6% for thrust and 8% for torque respectively. Good reproducibility for all depths of cuts was obtained in reaming, reaching coefficient of variation in the range 7-13% for thrust and 9-23% for torque. It was found that drilled holes were generally reproducible with low form error, recording roundness less than 10m and cylindricity less than 30m as well as low roughness (Ra
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSPS09
Publication date2009
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventProceedings of The Swedish Production Symposium - Gothenburg
Duration: 1 Jan 2009 → …


ConferenceProceedings of The Swedish Production Symposium
Period01/01/2009 → …


  • Cermet
  • Hole Geometry
  • Reaming
  • Carbide
  • Drilling
  • Surface Roughness
  • Cutting Forces

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