Turning tool life test for cutting fluid evaluation (NT MECH 040)

  • Report #: NT MECH 040
  • Approved: June 1998
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  The test method specifies a procedure for evaluating cutting fluids in turning. In this method the following relevant parameters are considered: workpiece material and its geometry, tool material and its geometry, fluids to be tested, general cutting conditions, tool life/tool wear. The aim of the method is to provide information about cutting fluid performance primarily to the enterprises using cutting fluids in their production processes. The test method follows closely the specification of ISO 3685 [1] to which reference is made.  
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