Int. J. of Nanomanufacturing   »   2014 Vol.10, No.4

 

 

Title: Study on integrated process of complex structure of SiC with multi-function machine tool

 

Authors: Yinghuai Dong; Xiaofeng Zhang; Zhongjun Qiu

 

Addresses:
College of Mechanical Engineering, Tianjin University of Science and Technology, Tianjin, 300457, China; State Key Laboratory of Precision Measuring Technology and Instruments Centre of MicroNano Manufacturing Technology, Tianjin University, 300072, China
State Key Laboratory of Precision Measuring Technology and Instruments Centre of MicroNano Manufacturing Technology, Tianjin University, 92 Weijin Road, Nankai District, Tianjin, 300072, China
State Key Laboratory of Precision Measuring Technology and Instruments Centre of MicroNano Manufacturing Technology, Tianjin University, 92 Weijin Road, Nankai District, Tianjin, 300072, China

 

Abstract: Hard and brittle materials such as SiC are very difficult to machine because of the hard and brittle nature. It is difficult to conduct a high precision machining of surface throttle hydrostatic bearing with inner groove and micro holes using different machine tools. A multi-function machining process and the relevant equipment development has become an important issue in manufacturing field. The development of a multi-axis machine tool with grinding and EDM was proposed and developed in this study that can be employed to machine the hard and brittle materials with complex forms. The integrated machining processing database is developed and experiments of SiC air bearing is also conducted using the newly developed machine tool.

 

Keywords: multi-function machining; grinding; electrical discharge machining; EDM; electro-discharge machining; SiC machining; silicon carbide; surface throttle hydrostatic bearings; inner groove; micro holes; air bearings; brittle materials.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJNM.2014.062974

 

Int. J. of Nanomanufacturing, 2014 Vol.10, No.4, pp.332 - 342

 

Available online: 27 Jun 2014

 

 

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