Influence of Bond Material Concentration on the Mechanical Properties of Fixed Abrasive Lapping Tool for Stainless Steel


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To improve the machining efficiency as well as surface roughness, a resin-bonded fixed abrasive tool is developed for lapping process of stainless steel substrate. To optimize the lapping ability of the fixed abrasive tool, the influences of bond material concentration on the mechanical properties of fixed abrasive lapping tool, including structure hardness, shear strength, the water-absorbing capacity and modulus of elasticity in compression are investigated. The micro structure of tools is also observed. Tools made of #1000 SiC abrasive and resin with different concentrations is employed in the tests. It is found, the hardness, shear strength, and modulus of elasticity in compression reach highest value, as the 35%wt bond material are used. The water-absorbing capacity increases as the bond material concentration decreases. It is judged from the SEM images that the number of pores in tool with 35%wt bond material is at the most.



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Dunwen Zuo, Chuanzhen Huang, Ming Chen, Jun Li and Guo Hun




C.R. Zhu et al., "Influence of Bond Material Concentration on the Mechanical Properties of Fixed Abrasive Lapping Tool for Stainless Steel", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 499, pp. 372-377, 2012

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January 2012




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