Influences of Properties of Fixed Abrasive Tool on the Lapping Process of Stainless Steel Substrate
To improve the machining efficiency as well as surface roughness, a series of experiments employed fixed abrasive tools are carried out for stainless steel substrate, and influences of properties of fixed abrasive tool on the lapping process are studied. It is found that the resin is the best bonding material in this study. The surface roughness under different concentration of bonding material is similar, and the material removal rate (MRR) increases as the concentration of bonding material decreases from 50% to 20%. But too little of bonding material results into low bond strength that causing low material removal rate. It is also found that higher shear strength, lower wear rate, and the shear strength of the tool with 35% bonding material is the highest. It is obvious that the surface roughness and material removal rate decline as the grit size decreases. The roughness of surface lapped with resin bonded 4000# SiC abrasive tool comes to 18nm, and the material removal rate is 0.63μm/min.
Qiusheng Yan, Jiabin Lu, Jun Wang and Hang Gao
C. R. Zhu et al., "Influences of Properties of Fixed Abrasive Tool on the Lapping Process of Stainless Steel Substrate", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 135, pp. 365-369, 2010