• Shukry H. Aghdeab Production Engineering and Metallurgy Department\University of Technology\Baghdad
  • Baqer Ayad Ahmed
  • Mohammed Sattar Jabbar
  • Asaad Ali Abbas
Keywords: CNC turning process, surface roughness, machining parameters, optimization, Taguchi method


In this study, the objective is to obtain optimal values of CNC turning parameters (cutting speed, depth of cut and feed rate) which result in an optimal value of surface roughness by machining aluminum shaft. In this work, Taguchi method was carried out on machining of aluminum ENAC-43400 material in dry cutting using CNC turning machine type StarChip 450 equip with carbide cutting tool type DNMG 332. Surface roughness was measured using the POCKET SURF EMD-1500 tester. The results obtained of the surface roughness (Ra) are about (1.14-1.91) μm, and the best was at cutting speed 250 m/min, feed rate 0.05 mm/rev and depth of cut 0.5 mm which is refers to the optimum machining parameters.


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