Development of low machining cost materials by using aluminum borate

H. Takano, T. Kusunose, T. Sekino, R. Ramaseshan, K. Niihara

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6061 aluminum alloy composite reinforced with α-alumina and aluminum borate is fabricated by casting method. The above mentioned composite has been compared to a similar composite without aluminum borate reinforcement for their machinability. The aluminum borate filler was controlled up to (2.5, 5.0 and 30vol %) on the surface of α-alumina. The reaction zone between alumina and the matrix in both the systems are analyzed with the help of TEM micrographs as well as X-ray diffraction profiles. At the reaction zone between alumina and the aluminum alloys, some spinel-like compounds (MgAl2O4) are identified. Finally, machinability was analyzed with the single point tool machining.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-338
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


  • 6061 aluminum alloys - alumina composites
  • Aluminum borate
  • EDX
  • Interface
  • Machinability
  • TEM
  • XRD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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