Electrochemical Grinding for Unclosed Internal Cylinder Surface
The electro discharge machining (EDM) process is widely applied to produces surfaces of difficult-to-machine materials that require some form of grinding or finishing operation. This is conducted so as to improve the surface texture and appearance of the component’s surface. However, it is also desirable to remove the white uppermost recast layer or damaged surface layer (produced by the EDM process) in order to improve the functional performance of the surface. The finishing of the surface by traditional manual methods, especially in the operation of small and long internal cylinder surface, is both tedious and time-consuming. A novel electrically conductive diamond mounted point electrochemical grinding (DMP-ECG) process is being developed for hard passive alloys unclosed internal cylinder surface grinding. The process mechanism of DMP-ECG is introduced; the influence parameters of the surface roughness, machining accuracy, and diamond tool wear are investigated experimentally for nickel-based super alloys materials. An application of the DMP-ECG to aircraft engine component is verified in term of the optimized process parameters.
Jiuhua Xu, Xipeng Xu, Guangqi Cai and Renke Kang
P. M. Ming et al., "Electrochemical Grinding for Unclosed Internal Cylinder Surface ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 359-360, pp. 360-364, 2008