Slider Curvature Control through Dicing Process
In the manufacturing of slider, the final step is a dicing process of the rowbars into individual slider. However, in all slider separation processes seem to affect the curvature of the slider air bearing surface (ABS). As a result, the change in ABS crown and camber which can significantly affect the fly height of the slider. This paper investigates the influence of three types of dicing process, with the same feed rate and cutting speed, on the ABS curvature.
C. Srisang et al., "Slider Curvature Control through Dicing Process", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 103, pp. 92-96, 2012