Konya mühendislik bilimleri dergisi (Online), vol.11, no.1, pp.160-179, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
Polyamides are preferred polymer materials for manufacturing industrial products due to their lightness, resistance to corrosion, ease of processing, and recyclability. In this study, the machinability properties of Polyamide 6 (PA6) polymer composite plates reinforced with chopped carbon fiber (CF) and multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) in different proportions were investigated by the drilling method using different cutting tools and cutting parameters. The experiments were carried out according to the L16 orthogonal array. Drilling experiments were carried out in a dry environment. The deformations occurring on the inlet and outlet surfaces of the drilled samples were calculated, and the surface roughness (Ra) of the hole walls was measured. According to the results obtained, the particle addition made to the PA6 polymer reduced the Ra. It has been observed that high cutting speed and low feed rate are ideal parameters to achieve low Ra and low inlet-outlet deformations.