Title: Experimental investigations on core drilling by ultrasonic-vibration-assisted grinding for hard-to-machine materials - a review

Authors: Na Qin; Jingwen Lei; Z.J. Pei

Addresses: School of Mechanical Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, Sichuan 610031, China ' Midea International, B20 Midea HQ Building, No. 6 Midea Avenue, Shunde, Guangdong 528000, China ' Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA

Abstract: Ultrasonic-vibration-assisted grinding (UVAG), a hybrid machining process combining material removal mechanisms of diamond grinding and ultrasonic machining, has been used to machine various hard-to-machine materials. Large amount of research work on UVAG has been carried out since it is invented. However there are few review papers to cover the current literature on UVAG. The emphasis of this literature review is the experimental investigations of the drilling process with ultrasonic vibration using a core drill with metal-bonded diamond abrasives. Experimental results are summarised and compared. The inconsistent results and their reasons are discussed. Furthermore, directions of future research on UVAG are also presented. [Received 2 April 2015; Revised 30 November 2015; Accepted 2 December 2015]

Keywords: ultrasonic vibration assisted grinding; UVAG; hard-to-machine materials; experimental investigation; core drilling; diamond grinding; ultrasonic machining; literature review.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMR.2016.076976

International Journal of Manufacturing Research, 2016 Vol.11 No.1, pp.28 - 52

Received: 10 Apr 2015
Accepted: 02 Dec 2015

Published online: 16 Jun 2016 *

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