Processing EC-PCD by Constant-Force Grinding Assisted with EDM
A new PCD (electrically conductive PCD: EC-PCD) consisting of electrically conductive diamond particles has recently been developed. The authors have proposed a complex grinding assisted with electrical discharge machining (EDM) where discharge machining and grinding are used in combination during material removal to realize high efficiency, low and stable grinding force and low wheel wear for the EC-PCD. In this study, the effect of constant-force grinding in a complex grinding assisted with electrical discharge machining of EC-PCD was investigated. As a result, it was found that higher material removal rate, higher grinding ratio and better surface condition were obtained on EC-PCD compared with standard PCD (S-PCD) in the constant-force grinding.
Yunn-Shiuan Liao, Chao-Chang A. Chen, Choung-Lii Chao and Pei-Lum Tso
G. Sugino et al., "Processing EC-PCD by Constant-Force Grinding Assisted with EDM", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 126-128, pp. 645-650, 2010