Authors:F. M. Cabrera, A. Khamlichi, I. Losilla, and I. Hanafi
Considering the increasing prospective regarding the various applications of Poly Ether Ether Ketone reinforced with 30% carbon fibres (PEEK CF30), there is a crucial need to investigate its machinability. In this work, focus is centered on non-linear regression based models that can be built to predict roug hness parameters Ra and Rt associated to turning of PEEK CF30 when using TiN coated cutting tool. Attention was paid to one-variant models that can be proposed to represent the effect of the cutting speed on the surface finish parameters. A broad class of non-linear interpolation models was considered. Their aptness to be used in modelling this particular application was assessed. The identification of the various mathematical models was performed by using experimental results that were obtained from CNC turning of PEEK samples. Based on statistical analysis, all the considered non-linear regression models proved to be highly significant and succeeded to fit adequately the experimental results.