Finishing of Multiple Components and Surface Characterization
Finishing of machined components before putting into actual work is very much essential to ensure their performance in the assembly as a whole, so the working of these components greatly depends on its surface qualities. Finishing operation represents a critical and expensive process in the overall manufacturing process. It consumes 15% of the overall manufacturing cost. One of the major drawbacks with the available finishing processes is restrictions to access the complex internal and external geometries. In the present investigation, an effort has been made to develop an experimental setup of abrasive flow finishing process to study the machinability of four different workpiece materials prepared using milling process. Aluminum, Brass, Copper and Mild Steel workpiece materials are selected in the present investigation and surface roughness is measured before finishing and after every three passes of the finishing process. Improvement in surface finish is observed as the number of passes of abrasive media increases. The overall effects of finishing process on different materials are discussed in the paper.
Hydraulic Cylinder, Abrasive Cylinder, Finishing, Abrasive Media, Surface Profile, Surface Roughness
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