Fabrication of Ultra-Fine Diamond Abrasive Tools by Sol-Gel

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In this paper, an experimental study was carried out to fabricate a new kind of ultra-fine diamond abrasive tools by means of sol-gel. The physical properties of the new diamond abrasive tools were evaluated in terms of the bulk density and hardness. The ultra-fine diamond tools were then used to polish granite on a vertical spindle grinding machine. SEM and optical microscope were applied to observe the surface morphologies of the diamond tools and granite. No obvious gathering of ultra-fine diamond grains were found in the new diamond abrasive tools, which exhibited a good wear-resistant ability in polishing. The granite surfaces polished by the new diamond tools were found to be basically smooth except few cracks originally existing in the granite.

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Materials Science Forum (Volumes 471-472)

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Xing Ai, Jianfeng Li and Chuanzhen Huang

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426-430

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J. Liu and X. P. Xu, "Fabrication of Ultra-Fine Diamond Abrasive Tools by Sol-Gel", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 471-472, pp. 426-430, 2004

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December 2004

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