Study on cavitation aided abrasive machining on glass

Kazuhito Oohashi, Shinya Tsukamoto, Toshikatsu Nakajima

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The purpose of this study is to develop the cavitation aided abrasive machining which makes effective use of cavitation occurring in suction flow of slurry for fine machining. In this paper,a fundamental machining phenomenon of glass using the cavitation suction flow is clarified and machining characteristics are experimentally investigated by the observation of machined surface and surface roughness, stock removal and cavitation impact. Abrasive grains impinge on a workpiece surface to physically remove work material and generate fine surface in the machining. Then it can finish the polished glass surface of 9.3nmRz down to about 5.0nmRz by using abrasives of WA 4000.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)654-657
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes



  • Abrasive machining
  • Cavitation
  • Cavitation impact
  • Glass
  • Stock removal
  • Surface roughness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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