Cryogenic PCBN turning of ceramic (Si2N4)

Z. Y. Wang, K. P. Rajurkar, M. Murugappan

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

55 Scopus citations


This paper presents a technique for machining advanced ceramics with liquid nitrogen (LN) cooled polycrystalline cubic boron nitride (PCBN) tool. A LN circulation system has been designed to control the cutting tool temperature. The tool wear of PCBN50 during the machining of the reaction bonded silicon nitride (Si3N4) reduced significantly with LN cooling. The surface roughness due to LN cooling assisted cutting was about six times better than normal cutting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jul 1996


  • Boron nitride
  • Ceramics
  • Cryogenic turning
  • Tool wear

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Cryogenic PCBN turning of ceramic (Si<sub>2</sub>N<sub>4</sub>)'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this