Electric Field-Assisted Glass Polishing Using Electro-Rheological Gel Pad

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. A polishing process, which is the final process in manufacturing optical elements, takes a long time and often depends on the experience and special skills. Development of a skill-less polishing technology and automation of its process, therefore, has been required. One of the most promising polishing technologies is Field-assisted Fine Finishing (FFF). In this study, an Electro-rheological Gel (ERG) polishing pad with one-sided patterned electrodes is developed to polish insulator materials and, moreover, a novel electric-field-assisted polishing technology for glass polishing is proposed applying this pad. The ERG polishing pad can change the polishing performance according to applied electric field due to “electro-adhesion effect”. Results of several polishing tests show that the performance of polishing a blue glass can be controlled by applying electric field to the ERG pad.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 76-78)

Edited by:

Han Huang, Liangchi Zhang, Jun Wang, Zhengyi Jiang, Libo Zhou, Xipeng Xu and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa

Pages:

319-324

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.76-78.319

Citation:

Y. Kakinuma et al., "Electric Field-Assisted Glass Polishing Using Electro-Rheological Gel Pad", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 76-78, pp. 319-324, 2009

Online since:

June 2009

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