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The effect of diamond powder characteristics on lapping of sintered silicon carbide
Author(s): Benjamin Rosczyk; Eric Burkam; Artem Titov; Clement Onyenemezu; Ion C. Benea
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Paper Abstract

In Automotive applications, sintered Silicon Carbide has been used in applications such as seal pump faces. The surface of sintered SiC, when lapped or polished for sealing to another surface, must be free of blemishes and mechanical defects. Lapping and polishing processes therefore must be well defined and controlled assuring minimal variation and production scrap. In this study, we related the characteristics of different diamond powders (particle size distribution, particle shape and surface) to their performance in lapping of sintered silicon carbide material, expressed as removal rate and surface finish.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2015
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 9633, Optifab 2015, 963306 (11 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2195559
Show Author Affiliations
Benjamin Rosczyk, Engis Corp. (United States)
Eric Burkam, Engis Corp. (United States)
Artem Titov, Engis Corp. (United States)
Clement Onyenemezu, Engis Corp. (United States)
Ion C. Benea, Engis Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9633:
Optifab 2015
Julie L. Bentley; Sebastian Stoebenau, Editor(s)

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