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Experimental Investigation of Vegetable Oil Based Cutting Fluid (VBCF) on Surface Roughness in Turning EN-8 Steel

M. Ganchi, Gourav Purohit, Sagar Kumar, Akshay Bhagat


In the present study, properties of the present work of the non-ionic surfactants have been recognized to formulate vegetable oil based cutting fluid (VBCF) palm oil for the emulsion as non-conventional lubricant. Surface finish is an important indicator of quality in manufacturing industries and thus it is regarded as one of the most important parameter to be considered. In this present study, different machining parameters were taken and their effect on surface roughness has been analyzed on vegetable oil based cutting fluid (VBCF) palm oil as non-conventional lubricant. Cutting parameter taken were spindle speed feed rate while the depth of cut was kept constant. EN-8 steel was the work piece material for the study. Further the analysis and optimization of surface roughness was also done using Taguchi method to find the contribution of different cutting parameters on surface roughness. The results show that all the input process parameters affect the surface roughness of EN-8 steel specimen but feed rate affect most.


EN8 steel; surface roughness; Taguchi method; VBCF

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