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Cutting strategy of polymer composite material for aerospace engineering application.

Sani, Amiril Sahab Abdul; Zainuddin, Ahmad Zafir; Saharudin, Mohd Shahneel


Amiril Sahab Abdul Sani

Ahmad Zafir Zainuddin


Despite the popular use of hybrid fibers in polymer composite in aerospace applications, it comes with a price where it is expensive and has a complex process to produce. A new alternative method of using nanocomposite using natural fiber such as Epoxy/Graphene is getting placed in the industry. However, the natural fiber has a hygroscopic characteristic. The minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) method was approached for this research to investigate the machinability behavior of the Graphene/Epoxy nanocomposite. The cutting force was also investigated to see the effect of different coatings material of the flat-end mill cutters when machining the Epoxy/Graphene nanocomposites. Despite having various acetone doses in the Epoxy/Graphene specimens, the results show that the MQL technique has a favorable impact on the surface finish and that the TiAlN-coated tungsten carbide tool has a constant cutting force during slot milling. Furthermore, the addition of acetone into the nanocomposite may assist in decreasing the build-up edge on the tool cutting edge, lowering the risk of the tool failure.


SANI, A.S.A., ZAINUDDIN, A.Z. and SAHARUDIN, M.S. 2022. Cutting strategy of polymer composite material for aerospace engineering application. In Sani, A.S.A., Zahid, M.N.O., Yasin, M.R.M., Ismail, S.Z., Zawawi, M.Z.M., Manaf, A.R.A., Saffe, S.N.M., Aziz, R.A. and Turan, F.M. (eds.) Enabling industry 4.0 through advances in manufacturing and materials: selected articles from the proceedings of the 2021 Innovative manufacturing, mechatronics and materials forum (iM3F 2021), 20 September 2021, Pekan, Malaysia. Singapore: Springer [online], pages 543-552. Available from:

Start Date Sep 20, 2021
Acceptance Date Aug 16, 2021
Online Publication Date Aug 26, 2022
Publication Date Dec 31, 2022
Deposit Date Dec 15, 2022
Publicly Available Date Aug 27, 2023
Publisher Springer
Pages 543-552
Series Title Lecture notes in mechanical engineering
Series ISSN 2195-4364; 2195-4356
ISBN 9789811928895
Keywords Epoxy; Flat-end milling; Graphene; MQL; Nanocomposite; Synthetic ester
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