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Fluid jet polishing of steel moulds
Author(s): Victor Grün; Rainer Börret; Marco Speich; Dominik Wiedemann
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Paper Abstract

Fluid Jet Polishing (FJP) is a novel polishing technology, which experienced growing interest for niche applications over the recent years. This publication suggests FJP for processing of steel moulds for plastic injection moulding. These moulds are typically finished manually by skilled experts to date. FJP is capable of complementing the manual procedure or even replacing it. Fundamental knowledge about the process and its special tool function is provided. An experimental setup is demonstrated along with a polishing strategy and first results on different materials. It is shown, that it is possible to smoothen residual features from grinding, milling and turning below 0.12 mm. Furthermore an extract of current research is illustrated. Lastly a recently designed and built robot cell is presented, which is developed towards automation of the Fluid Jet Polishing process in the near future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 2016
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10009, Third European Seminar on Precision Optics Manufacturing, 100090J (30 June 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2235998
Show Author Affiliations
Victor Grün, Aalen Univ. (Germany)
Rainer Börret, Aalen Univ. (Germany)
Marco Speich, Aalen Univ. (Germany)
Dominik Wiedemann, Aalen Univ. (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10009:
Third European Seminar on Precision Optics Manufacturing
Rolf Rascher; Oliver Fähnle; Christine Wünsche; Christian Schopf, Editor(s)

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