Study of Three-Dimensional Polishing Using Magnetic Compound Fluid (MCF)
Magnetic compound fluid (MCF), a functional fluid responding to magnetic field, is expected for an application to many engineering fields. In this paper, the effect of magnetic fields on the polishing force and the restoring ability of the MCF are studied followed by the proposal of a new polishing technique using the MCF. Under a fluctuating magnetic field generated by a revolution of permanent magnet, the magnetic particles in the MCF show a higher particle disposition and an accumulating action compared to a static magnetic field. Thus the MCF generates the greater restoring ability but the lower polishing force compared to that under the static magnetic field. When the MCF under the fluctuating magnetic field is applied to the polishing as the flexible tool, it shows the high polishing performance. As a result, a feasibility of a new polishing technique using the MCF for a three-dimensional structure is confirmed.
Han Huang, Liangchi Zhang, Jun Wang, Zhengyi Jiang, Libo Zhou, Xipeng Xu and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa
T. Sato et al., "Study of Three-Dimensional Polishing Using Magnetic Compound Fluid (MCF) ", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 76-78, pp. 288-293, 2009