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Hybrid polishing of fused silica glass with bound-abrasive polishers in conjunction with vibration
Author(s): Yaguo Li; Yongbo Wu
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Paper Abstract

We incorporated ultrasonic vibration into recently developed fixed-abrasive pellets in an attempt to enhance MRR and/or to improve manufactured surface quality. A prototype ultrasonic vibrator, the heart of the polishing head, was designed and the related experimental work was performed on an in-house built setup in conjunction with the constructed head. The vibrator is devised for the generation of 2-D tool path despite using only one actuator in lieu of two actuators in conventional 2-D ultrasonic machining systems. We then combined the ultrasonic vibration with fixed abrasive polishing pellets to machine fused silica glass. Machining experiments reveal that MRR is considerably increased up to <50% upon the introduction of ultrasonic vibration (UV) whilst surface roughness is not degraded appreciably.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2012
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 8486, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering XIII, 84860N (11 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.928557
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Yaguo Li, Akita Prefectural Univ. (Japan)
Yongbo Wu, Akita Prefectural Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8486:
Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering XIII
R. Barry Johnson; Virendra N. Mahajan; Simon Thibault, Editor(s)

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