Study on Electrolytic-Abrasive Sphere Finishing
Based on the principle of sphere generating and Electrolytic-Abrasive Machining (EAM), a new EAM method —Electrolytic-Abrasive Sphere Finishing is developed. In the experiments, the tubular cathode is covered by unwoven nylon cloth, and the abrasive grains are provided together with electrolyte which flows through the tool electrode. This paper chiefly clarifies the features of this method, the selecting bases for the running specifications and the ways to control low current density. The experimental results show that the pulse current is conducive to paucity of metal removal, and mirror or quasi-mirror finish can be achieved conveniently.
Guangqi Cai, Xipeng Xu and Renke Kang
T. Wang and J.C. Liu, "Study on Electrolytic-Abrasive Sphere Finishing", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 304-305, pp. 355-358, 2006