Title: Study on the finishing mechanism of fluid magnetic abrasive

Authors: H.W. Sun, S.C. Yang

Addresses: College of Mechanical Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan Shanxi, P.R. China. ' College of Mechanical Engineering, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan Shanxi, P.R. China

Abstract: The Fluid Magnetic Abrasive (FMA) is a new type of precision finishing abrasives that has the capability of processing complex part to a quite low surface roughness. The microscopic and macroscopic finishing mechanism of FMA is investigated in this paper for the first time. A process model is derived to elucidate the mechanism and material removal rate in FMA and some key parameters in finishing process that may affect the finishing efficiency and the final surface roughness are analysed theoretically. The experimental results are also discussed in this paper.

Keywords: finishing mechanisms; fluid magnetic abrasive; FMA; surface finishing; precision finishing; surface roughness; material removal rate; MRR; process modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2007.015250

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2007 Vol.29 No.2/3/4, pp.141 - 144

Published online: 30 Sep 2007 *

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