INVESTIGATION OF SURFACE ROUGHNESS IN MODERN FINISHING PROCESS USING PERMANENT MAGNET
Keywords:Surface Roughness, Magnetic Abrasive Finishing, Gap, Mesh size, Machining time
This work introduces an investigation of the surface roughness (Ra) during flat plate machining utilizing magnetic abrasive finishing process (MAF). In this study three parameters (Machining time, Mesh size, and Gap) were studied. The MAF tool is made from permanent magnet and the abrasive powder is consisting of 40% of SiC and 60% Fe powder with three Mesh size (100, 250, and 400 µm). The Taguchi L9 array was used in designing the experiments. The results show that the increasing machining time caused a decrease in Ra. The increase in mesh size and the gap will increase the surface roughness. The dominant factor that affect the surface roughness was the machining time due to enough time to machine the target surface.
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