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Title: Electrochemically assisted PCD tool surface conditioning technique for silicon micromachining

 

Authors: Kazutoshi Katahira; Kazuo Nakamoto; Kazuo Yamazaki; Hitoshi Ohmori

 

Addresses:
RIKEN, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama, Japan
University of California, Davis, 2132 Bainer Hall, One Shields Avenue, Davis CA, USA
University of California, Davis, 2132 Bainer Hall, One Shields Avenue, Davis CA, USA
RIKEN, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama, Japan

 

Abstract: The demand for micromachining methods for single-crystal silicon has been steadily increasing. Micro tools made of polycrystalline diamond (PCD) have considerable promise in this regard. However, the contamination of the PCD tool surface increases the frictional resistance during machining, leading to degradation of the surface integrity of the workpiece. In this study, the feasibility of surface conditioning using a specific electrochemical technique was investigated. The technique was found to be effective in removing the surface contamination without damage to the tool edges. The conditioning method proposed in this paper is expected to bring about excellent machining performance of micro PCD tools, such as longer tool life, lower machining load, and higher machined surface integrity.

 

Keywords: silicon micromachining; surface integrity; micromachining; polycrystalline diamond; PCD tools; surface conditioning; electrochemical technique; surface contamination.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJNM.2014.059009

 

Int. J. of Nanomanufacturing, 2014 Vol.10, No.1/2, pp.201 - 214

 

Submission date: 31 Oct 2012
Date of acceptance: 14 May 2013
Available online: 01 Feb 2014

 

 

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