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An experimental study on the development and application of ultra-high-accuracy and high-speed groove die set
Author(s): Gun-hoi Kim; Jung D. So; Kyu-sik Kwon; Jong-won Byun
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Paper Abstract

This research designed and developed a groove type die set which improved life span of the die set by eliminating pointcontacts of steel balls with the guide post. The guide post consisted of a steel-ball retainer, a steel-ball retainer stopper, a guide bush, a guide pin, a snap ring, and a spring. The steel-ball retainer has 72 holes with 8 columns of 9 holes in each column. The inner surface of the guide bush was grinded (surface roughness: Ra = 0.2μm, accuracy: 0 ~ -0.002 mm) after NC turning and it was treated with heat. Also, a line of small intermediate pocket was processed inside of the guide bush for lubrication and elimination of foreign materials. Guide grooves for steel balls were processed using a wire EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) after the heat treatment. With such a design of the guide post stated above, loads against steel balls could be dispersed greatly by the line contacts through the guide groove between the guide pin and the guide bush, and the life span of the guide post could be expanded semi-permanently.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6794, ICMIT 2007: Mechatronics, MEMS, and Smart Materials, 67941K (9 January 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.784416
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Gun-hoi Kim, Jeonju Univ. (South Korea)
Jung D. So, Jeonju Univ. (South Korea)
Kyu-sik Kwon, Jeonju Univ. (South Korea)
Jong-won Byun, Jeonju Univ. (South Korea)


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ICMIT 2007: Mechatronics, MEMS, and Smart Materials

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