A Study on the Fabrication of a Textured Cutting Tool using a Plasma Focus Machine

 Teh Thiam Oun1, Arwinder Singh1, Jalil Ali2, Saw Sor Heoh3 and Lee Sing1,2,4

1INTI International University, Persiaran Perdana BBN, Putra Nilai,71800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia

3Nilai International University, No 1, Persiaran Universiti, Putra Nilai, 71800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

4Institute for Plasma Focus Studies, Chadstone, VIC3148, Australia

Corresponding author: thiamoun.teh@newinti.edu.my, arwinders.jigiris@newinti.edu.my, sing.lee@newinti.edu.my

In this paper, a study on the possibility of producing a textured cutting tool using the nitriding effects of a 3 kJ Mather-type dense plasma focus device (DPF) in a low-pressure nitrogen atmosphere is carried out using the INTI International University plasma focus machine. It has been found that the INTI International University plasma focus machine can be used to provide the hardening effect to steel as well as imparting a suitable surface texture to the steel thus enabling it to become a textured cutting tool for the machining of aluminium products.

Vol.1, 2018 (1)