Improvement of tribological properties through the application of laser surface texturing and nanolubricants in CNC equipment elements

D. Maldonado-Cortés, L. Peña-Parás, C. Leyva, A. Guerrero, A. Garza, D. Quintanilla-Correa, J. Coronado-Quintanilla, P. González Aguirre

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Abstract

This investigation shows a solution to improve the problem of premature wear in the screw ball elements of CNC turning lathe. Screw ball element is an essential component for the movement of a lathe operated by computerized numerical control (CNC). Four ball tribotester T-02 was used to find the best anti wear properties on lubricants with Halloysite Nanotubes (HNTs) then, through the use of laser surface texturing (LST) micro cavities with 15 µm of depth were added to the surface of the screw and with the addition of Halloysite Nanotubes (HNTs) in the base lubricant; tribological performance was upgraded. Important achievements were reached: 38 % of increment in wear resistance and reduction in surface finished roughness (Ra) up to 11 % in the CNC machine element (screw ball).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-164
Number of pages6
JournalTribology in Industry
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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