Study of Drill Tool Geometry in High Speed Drilling of Aluminum Sheet Metal
The present scenario of increasing the production rates in drilling demands high speed drilling while at the same time maintaining the quality of the drilled holes. Of the many factors that affect the high-speed drilling process, such as speed, feed rate, material of drill and work piece, and drill geometry this study attempts only to study the effect of drill geometry in high-speed drilling of aluminum sheet metal. In the Experiments conducted, different speeds, feed rates and drill bits of varying geometry are utilized in order to study their effects on hole quality as it relates to hole diameter and burr formation. Also the variation of thrust and torque with increase in speed over a speed range of 6,000 to 30,000 rpm has been studied.