Coatings Show Promise in Improving Machinability of Gummy Metals

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May 25, 2021 | Originally published by Modern Machine Shop on April 30, 2021

This article discusses how softer, so-called “gummy” materials offer challenges when it comes to chip formation and management. However, according to this article, coating this material with certain media can locally embrittle the metal, improving chip formation and reducing cutting forces, among other benefits.

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