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Development of compliant tools and processes to polish axisymmetric surfaces
Author(s): Christophe Bouvier; Sheryl M. Gracewski; Edward Fess; Stephen J. Burns
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Paper Abstract

Contact mechanics was investigated for compliant tools being developed for UltraForm Finishing. Hertz contact theory predictions were compared with experimental measurements. A high speed camera was used to investigate the size and consistency of the contact spots. The contact pressure distributions were measured with a Tekscan tactile grid system. Preston's equation was used to derive a relation between the pressure distributions and the corresponding removal spots. Experimental results were used to estimate Preston's coefficient for this process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2005
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 10315, Optifab 2005: Technical Digest, 1031511 (2 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.606208
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Christophe Bouvier, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Ctr. for Optics Manufacturing (United States)
Sheryl M. Gracewski, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Ctr. for Optics Manufacturing (United States)
Edward Fess, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Stephen J. Burns, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Ctr. for Optics Manufacturing (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10315:
Optifab 2005: Technical Digest
Robert E. Fischer; Masahide Katsuki; Matthias Pfaff; Kathleen A. Richardson, Editor(s)

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