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Chemo-Mechanical Machining of Ceramics

Published

Author(s)

Richard S. Gates, Stephen M. Hsu

Abstract

Chemically assisted machining of ceramics is a way to remove ceramic materials rapidly using chemical reactions at the interface between the tool and the workpiece. Two effects are observed: chemical reactions that react with he workpiece forming an easily removable layer; chemicals react with the workpiece forming an easily removable layer; chemicals react with the tool preventing wear. These chemical reactions normally do not occur at ambient conditions but take place during grinding. Potential advantages of this technique include: faster removal of materials, better surface finish, and ease of implementation with normal machine tools. Fluid chemistries discovered so far work with diamond tools.
Citation
Finishing of Advanced Ceramics and Glasses Symposium
Volume
102

Keywords

ceramics, ceramics machining, chemo-mechanical

Citation

Gates, R. and Hsu, S. (1999), Chemo-Mechanical Machining of Ceramics, Finishing of Advanced Ceramics and Glasses Symposium (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created October 1, 1999, Updated February 19, 2017