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Development of a circular-type integrated electrode tool for ER fluid-assisted polishing
by Lei Zhang; Ying Zhang; Xin-sheng He; He-ran Yang
International Journal of Nanomanufacturing (IJNM), Vol. 7, No. 3/4, 2011


Abstract: This paper develops a newly-designed circular-type integrated electrode tool to make the abrasive particles in the electrorheological (ER) fluid concentrate around the tool end when the electric field is applied and it is suitable to polish not only the conductive material but also the non-conductive material in ER fluid-assisted polishing. The electric field of the integrated electrode tool is analysed. The polishing experiments for curved surfaces of tungsten carbide and optical glass with the developed integrated electrode tool are conducted to confirm the validity and suitability of the tool and to reveal the influence of the process parameters on the workpiece surface roughness.

Online publication date: Wed, 14-Sep-2011


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