Title: Effects of ultrasonic vibration on grinding of 100Cr6

Authors: Taghi Tawakoli, Bahman Azarhoushang, Mohammad Rabiey

Addresses: Institute of Grinding and Precision Technology (KSF), Furtwangen University, Villingen-Schwenningen 78054, Germany. ' Institute of Grinding and Precision Technology (KSF), Furtwangen University, Villingen-Schwenningen 78054, Germany. ' Institute of Grinding and Precision Technology (KSF), Furtwangen University, Villingen-Schwenningen 78054, Germany

Abstract: A new grinding method that superimposes ultrasonic vibrations on the workpiece is contrived. An ultrasonic-assisted grinding unit is used for a series of experiments under different vibration and grinding conditions to examine the behaviour of grinding forces and surface roughness. Compared to conventional grinding, a decrease of the thermal damage on the workpiece and a reduction of cutting forces have been achieved. The effects of Ultrasonic-Assisted Grinding on both dry and wet grinding were also examined. It is found that superimposing ultrasonic vibrations, especially in dry grinding, is one of the most effective methods for grinding soft steels.

Keywords: vibration grinding; dry grinding; grinding forces; surface roughness; ultrasonic vibrations; thermal damage; cutting forces; soft steels.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMMS.2008.023223

International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems, 2008 Vol.1 No.4, pp.332 - 342

Available online: 14 Feb 2009 *

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