The modification of inserts by reducing
their thickness will lead to sustainable machining by
attenuating the use of material during fabrication,
operation, and disposal of the inserts. This study
investigates the performance of modified carbide
turning inserts when compared to conventional ones.
Dry turning process was performed using finishing
parameters. It was observed that the modified inserts
could perform equivalent to conventional inserts
regarding progressive tool flank wear, tool life and
surface roughness in machining AISI 1017 steel. This
work might be the first report on the performance of
reduced thick inserts in metal machining as a strategy
for steps towards sustainable manufacturing.