Rotary ultrasonic machining of structural ceramics - a review

Z. J. Pei, N. Khanna, P. M. Ferreira

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Advanced ceramics are attractive for many applications due to their superior properties. One of the reasons for hindering the market expansion of advanced ceramics is the high cost of machining with current technology. There is a significant need for the development of machining processes that are capable of achieving high material removal rates while maintaining surface/subsurface damage to the machined parts at an acceptable level. One such process is rotary ultrasonic machining (RUM), which is a hybrid machining process combining the material removal mechanisms of diamond grinding and ultrasonic machining. This paper reviews issues in process development, process modeling, and phenomena involved in this set of machining processes. Directions of future research are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-278
Number of pages20
JournalCeramic Engineering and Science Proceedings
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1995
EventProceedings of the Fall Meeting on Refractory Ceramics and Basis Science Divisions - Louisville, KY, USA
Duration: Sep 25 1994Sep 28 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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