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Abstract

A cutting tool includes an insert defining a flank face, a rake face, and a cutting edge between the flank face and rake face. The cutting tool includes micro-nozzles formed in at least one of the tool body and the insert, and aimed at the cutting edge. Each micro-nozzle generates a micro jet of cutting fluid in close proximity to the cutting edge and adjacent to at least one of the flank face and the rake face.

Patent Number

8,439,609

Assignee

Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI (US)

Application Number

13/251,870

Date Filed

10-3-2011

Certificate of Correction

No

Issue Date

5-14-2013

Disciplines

Engineering | Mechanical Engineering

Micro-jet cooling of cutting tools

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