• Pavel Kovač University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Science, Trg D.Obradovića 6, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Borislav Savković University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Science, Trg D.Obradovića 6, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Lepa Siđanin University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Science, Trg D.Obradovića 6, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Ondrej Lukač Technical faculty, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Trieda Andreja Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovakia
  • Ildiko Mankova Technical University of Košice, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Technology and Material, Mäsiarska 74, 040 01 Košice, Slovakia



For a number of alloys the process of metal cutting is accompanied by extensive plastic deformation and fracture. In the paper we investigate quick stop samples of the chip formation of materials with different chemical composition and microstructure. The type of chip formation is classified according to the mechanism of crack formation and propagation. During cutting, most samples that are used, quasi-continuous chips with built-up edge (BUE) are obtained. The formation of BUE is undesirable since it is a highly deformed body with a semi stable top which periodically breaks away giving rise to poor workpiece surface quality.


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