The Application of Taguchi Approach to Optimise the Processing Conditions on Bonnet Polishing of CoCr
This paper applied the Taguchi approach to investigate the effects of polishing parameters to obtain the optimal processing conditions for CoCr alloy polishing using a multiaxis CNC controlled corrective polishing machine. The polishing medium used was 1m diamond paste with a Microcloth(polishing cloth). Surface finish parameter Sa was chosen as the criterion for process optimization. The experimental results indicate that the optimal polishing conditions for CoCr alloy polishing is 50 precess angle, 800 rpm head speed, 0.2mm tool offset and 1.5 bar tool pressure. With this optimal condition, a confirmatory experiment was conducted. The surface roughness Sa reduced from an initial 24nm to 7nm and reduction ratio was 70.8% which was very close to the estimated ratio of 64%.
Michael N. Morgan, Andrew Shaw and Otar Mgaloblishvili
S. Y. Zeng et al., "The Application of Taguchi Approach to Optimise the Processing Conditions on Bonnet Polishing of CoCr", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 496, pp. 235-240, 2012