The effect of material type and plate thickness on drilling time of abrasive water jet drilling process

Akkurt A.

MATERIALS & DESIGN, vol.30, no.3, pp.810-815, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.matdes.2008.05.049
  • Journal Name: MATERIALS & DESIGN
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.810-815
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


Abrasive water jet processing is being developed in relation to the developments in engineering materials science. In this study, brass-353 (alpha + beta brass), 99% pure aluminum, Al-6061 aluminum alloy, AISI 304, AISI 1030 and cold working tool steel (D3) materials were drilled with AWJ. The effects of thickness and material type on the drilling time were investigated and discussed. Hardness of the base materials and the drilled surfaces were measured and assessed. Results of the hardness test showed that there is not much difference between the drilled surface and the base material hardness. Micro photographs taken from the drilling surfaces show that drilling does not affect the micro structure and mechanical properties of the material. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.