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LEAD FREE BRASS: Study and Analysis of the surface integrity of lead brass and unleaded brass.
Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK).
Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design (MTEK).
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The addition of lead to the copper alloys increases its machinability and reducesthe overall production cost, despite copper being expensive, which makes achallenging task to replace lead. But the alarming effects of lead on human healthand the recycling problems has led to the increase in concern forreducing/eliminating the use of lead in brass and other copper alloys. Manymaterials are considered to replace lead in brass; silicon is one such alternative.The turned brass sample are investigated using the state of the artequipments at Halmstad University. The results obtained are controlled readingsof surface parameters and is categorized using surface imaging and mappingsoftware, Mountains Map.This thesis characterizes the lead and the lead free brass's surfaceintegrity for a certain cutting data. The study deals with the evaluation ofselection of appropriate surface integrity parameters and summarizes theappropriate combination of cutting data to maintain the surface of the ecobrass/unleaded brass on par with the leaded brass surface. The 2D and 3Dsurface parameters illustrates the surface functionality and its effect on thematerial in contact.The research results suggest a detailed methodology for the analysis ofsurface topography and a comparison exemplifying differences between the twomaterials under study. The research provides a perplexed results and forms thebasis for further investigations of the samples machined at different cutting data.Second set of test includes comparing the Leaded brass with the unleaded brasssamples machined at 0.06, 0.1, 0.15 and 0.2mm/rev respectively. The studyfocuses on the correlation of cutting feed and the surface parameters. Comparingthe results of two tests, the unleaded brass machined @ feed rate 0.2mm/rev,200m/min, 1.5mm depth of cut posses similar surface functionality as leadedbrass.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 91 p.
Keyword [en]
Brass, Surface Integrity, Surface measurements, Surface roughness parameters.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-29226OAI: diva2:846978
Subject / course
Mechanical Engineering
Available from: 2015-08-20 Created: 2015-08-18 Last updated: 2015-08-20Bibliographically approved

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