Machining Mechanism of Diamond Fibers Cutter
A novel diamond fibers cutter was proposed in this paper for machining of advanced materials. The fibers cutter was prepared by artificially distributing and orientating a large number of diamond fibers, which were prepared by cutting polycrystalline diamond into size of 0.4mm*0.6mm*10mm using Nd:YAG laser, and then lapped on a lapping machine to form sharpened cutting edges. To investigate the machining mechanism of the diamond fibers cutter, an experiment on machining of aluminum alloy reinforced by SiC particles and nano-structured WC/Co coating was conducted in this paper. Based on the surface observation and the cutting force analysis, it could be found that the diamond fibers cutter combined the advantages of conventional wheels and cutting tools, and was fit for machining of both brittle materials and soft materials.
Feng Zhu, Xipeng Xu and Renke Kang
G. F. Zhang et al., "Machining Mechanism of Diamond Fibers Cutter", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 487, pp. 352-356, 2011