Investigation of Surface Integrity Up-Milling Magnesium Oxide Particle Reinforced Wood-Based Composite

Jinxin Wang, Rongsheng Jiang, Zhanwen Wu, Zhaolong Zhu, Longzhi Yang, Pingxiang Cao*

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Metal oxide reinforced composite, as a new kind of engineering material, was an essential research topic to industry. Magnesium oxide as particle-reinforced phase, were mixed with wood fiber-matrix to enhance the mechanical properties of composite. However, the research on the surface quality of this composite is still desirable for expanding its application. In order to investigate the surface integrity of this kind particle-reinforced wood-based composite, spiral up-milling experiments were performed with different cutting depth and cutting speed. The effect of cutting speed and cutting depth on surface integrity was investigated. According to the calculation results of black pixels proportion of binary image of machined surface, surface defects were greatly affected by cutting depth rather than cutting speed. Defects, such as pile-up and debonding of particles, were usually observed under 0.5 mm cutting depth, meanwhile, extensive damage of flacking and fracture of wood fiber-matrix were usually observed under 1.5 mm cutting depth. In all, the machined surface formation mechanism of this composite can be different by changing cutting depth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-510
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing
Issue number3
Early online date4 Jan 2023
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2023


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