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Techniques of CNC Turning for Thin-walled Parts


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In the cutting process, the thin wall is easily deformed by the cutting force, which leads to the appearance of an oval or a "waist shape" with a small middle and large ends. In addition, thin-walled bushings are prone to thermal deformation due to poor heat dissipation during processing, and it is difficult to ensure the processing quality of the parts. The parts shown in the figure below are not only inconvenient to install and clamp, but also difficult to process the processed parts. It is necessary to design a special thin-walled casing and shaft guard.

Techniques of CNC Turning for Thin-walled Parts

▌ Process analysis

According to the technical requirements provided in the drawing, the workpiece is processed by seamless steel pipe. The surface roughness of the inner hole and outer wall is Ra1.6μm, which can be achieved by turning, but the cylindricity of the inner hole is 0.03mm, which is required for thin-walled parts Higher. In mass production, the process route is roughly: blanking-heat treatment-car end face-car outer circle-car inner hole-quality inspection.

The "inner hole machining" process is the key to quality control. It is difficult for us to cut the inner hole without the outer circle and thin-walled casing to guarantee a 0.03mm cylinder.

▌ The key technology of car hole

The key technology of turning hole is to solve the problem of rigidity and chip removal of inner hole turning tool. To increase the rigidity of the inner hole turning tool, take the following measures:

(1) Try to increase the cross-sectional area of the tool holder, usually the tip of the inner hole turning tool is located on the top of the tool holder, so that the cross-sectional area of the tool holder is less, less than 1/4 of the cross-sectional area of the hole, as shown in the left figure below . If the tip of the inner hole turning tool is located on the center line of the tool holder, the cross-sectional area of the tool holder in the hole can be greatly increased, as follows

(2) The extended length of the tool holder should be as long as 5-8mm as the length of the processed workpiece, so as to increase the rigidity of the turning tool holder and reduce the vibration during the cutting process.

▌ Solve the problem of chip removal

Mainly control the cutting outflow direction. The rough turning tool requires the chips to flow to the surface to be machined (front chip removal). For this reason, an inner hole turning tool with a positive edge inclination is used, as shown in the figure below.

When finishing turning, it is required that the chips flow to the center to tilt the chip forward (the hole center chip removal), so when sharpening the tool, pay attention to the grinding direction of the cutting edge, and the chip removal method of tilting the arc toward the front, as shown in the figure below for fine turning The knife alloy uses YA6, the current M type, which has better flexural strength, wear resistance, impact toughness, and resistance to steel and temperature.

When sharpening, the rake angle is rounded to an arc-shaped angle of 10-15°, and the back angle is 0.5-0.8mm away from the wall according to the machining arc (the bottom line of the tool is in radian), and the cutting edge angle of c is §0.5-1. The wiper at point B of the chip edge is R1-1.5, the auxiliary relief angle is ground to 7-8°, and the point AA of the E inner edge is ground into a circle to remove chips.

▌ Processing method

(1) A shaft guard must be made before processing. The main purpose of the shaft guard is to cover the inner hole of the thin-walled sleeve of the car with the original size, and fix it with the front and rear centers to process the outer circle without deformation, and to maintain the quality and accuracy of the outer circle. Therefore, the processing of the shaft guard is a key link in the process of processing thin-walled casing.

45﹟Carbon structure round steel is used for processing the shaft protection blank; the car end face, two B-shaped center holes are opened, the outer circle is rough, and the margin is 1mm. After heat treatment, tempering and shaping, and then fine turning, leaving a margin of 0.2mm for grinding. Re-heat the surface of the broken fire to a hardness of HRC50, and then grind it with a cylindrical grinder as shown in the figure below. The accuracy meets the requirements and it will be used after completion.

(2) In order to complete the processing of the workpiece at one time, the blank retains the clamping position and cutting margin.

(3) First, heat-treat the blanks, quenching and tempering, the hardness is HRC28-30 (the hardness of the processing range).

(4) The turning tool adopts C620. First, put the front center into the spindle cone and fix it. In order to prevent the deformation of the workpiece when clamping the thin-walled sleeve, an open-loop thick sleeve is added, as shown in the figure below.

In order to maintain mass production, the outer end of the thin-walled casing is processed to a uniform size d, the ruler of t is the axial clamping position, and the thin-walled casing is compressed to improve the quality of the inner hole of the car and maintain the size. Considering that cutting heat is generated, the expansion size of the workpiece is difficult to grasp. It is necessary to pour sufficient cutting fluid to reduce the thermal deformation of the workpiece.

(5) Clamp the workpiece firmly with an automatic centering three-jaw chuck, turn the end face, and rough turn the inner circle. Leave a margin of 0.1-0.2mm for fine turning, and replace it with a fine turning tool to process the cutting margin until the guard shaft meets the requirements of excessive fit and roughness. Remove the inner hole turning tool, insert the guard shaft to the front center, use the tailstock center to clamp according to the length requirements, change the outer turning tool to roughen the outer circle, and then finish turning to the drawing requirements. After passing the inspection, use a cutting knife to cut the length according to the required size. In order to make the cut smooth when the workpiece is disconnected, the cutting edge should be sharpened to make the end face of the workpiece smooth; the small part of the guard shaft is to be ground to reduce the gap left by the cutting, and the guard shaft is to reduce the deformation of the workpiece, prevent vibration, and when cutting The reason for falling and bruising.

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