Rotary ultrasonic machining of optical K9 glass using compressed air as coolant: A feasibility study

Chenglong Zhang, Weilong Cong, Pingfa Feng, Zhijian Pei

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Abstract

Optical K9 glass has been used in a variety of applications, including optics, electronics, thermodynamics, and fluidics. It has been regarded as a difficult-to-cut material because of its superior mechanical properties. Rotary ultrasonic machining using cutting fluid has been used successfully to machine many different types of brittle materials, such as ceramics, sapphire, and optical K9 glass. Dry machining has been successfully employed in the machining of some materials. However, there are no reported investigations on the rotary ultrasonic machining of optical K9 glass using compressed air as a coolant. This article, for the first time, investigates the rotary ultrasonic machining of optical K9 glass using compressed air as a coolant. The experimental investigations focus on the effects of the input variables (ultrasonic power, spindle speed, and feedrate) on the output variables (edge chipping size, cutting force, surface roughness, and ultrasonic power consumption).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)504-514
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture
Volume228
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2014

Keywords

  • Chipping size
  • Compressed air
  • Cutting force
  • Optical K9 glass
  • Rotary ultrasonic machining
  • Surface roughness
  • Ultrasonic power

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