Chapter 37. Rotary Ultrasonic Machining of Structural Ceramics–A Review

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Z. J. Pei,
  2. N. Khanna and
  3. P. M. Ferreira

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314616.ch37

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 96th Annual Meeting and the 1994 Fall Meetings of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Refractory Ceramics/Basic Science: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 1

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 96th Annual Meeting and the 1994 Fall Meetings of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Refractory Ceramics/Basic Science: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 1

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Pei, Z. J., Khanna, N. and Ferreira, P. M. (1995) Rotary Ultrasonic Machining of Structural Ceramics–A Review, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 96th Annual Meeting and the 1994 Fall Meetings of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Refractory Ceramics/Basic Science: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 1 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314616.ch37

Author Information

  1. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1995

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375341

Online ISBN: 9780470314616

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Keywords:

  • rotary ultrasonic machining;
  • RUM;
  • technology;
  • USM;
  • MRR

Summary

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.