TypeConference
TitleTAGUCHI METHOD FOR OPTIMISING THE MANUFACTURING PARAMETERS OF FRICTION MATERIALS
SourceRTC 067
AuthorA.M. Zaharudin, R.J. Talib, M.N. Berhan, S. Budin and M.S. Aziurah

Abstract

Semi-metallic friction materials were produced by powder metallurgy method. This study investigated the optimization of manufacturing parameters (molding pressure, molding temperature and molding time) for friction materials using Taguchi Method. Physical properties (hardness and specific gravity) and tribological properties (wear and fade) were selected as the quality target. It was determined that molding pressure has the strongest effect on physical and tribological properties. It was observed that friction materials with optimal level of parameters proved to be the best performance in tribological behavior. Physical properties however, did not show any correlation with tribological properties. 


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