IJRME – Volume 1 Issue 4 Paper 2


Author’s Name :  S Sonai Karthick

Volume 01 Issue 04  Year 2014  ISSN No:  2349-3860  Page no: 5-8



The traditional machining methods introduce cutting fluid to control the amount of heat generated by providing lubrication. However the application of fluids account for an extensive proportion of the total manufacturing cost. Further an industry is required to comply with regulations that control the use and disposal of lubrication materials that are potentially hazardous or place unacceptable burdens on natural resources and the environment. Some alternative measures are required to overcome the difficulties of cutting fluids. In this context current work aims to use solid lubricants in machining which leads to cleaner production and more cost effective alternative.The performance assessment of solid lubricants mixed with SAE 40 base oil is experimentally carried out by measuring the value of process temperature, tool wear, surface roughness and power consumption. Comparison of the effectiveness of application of solid lubricants with that of conventional cutting fluid and dry machining is presented. Based on the findings from experiments, solid lubricants mixed with oil is a cost-effective and environment friendly lubrication technique than flood cooling in machining.


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