Influence of peak height prior to milling the resulting surface roughness of the ball burnishing process on convex and concave pieces of aluminum
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Molds, counterfoils of conformation, and many other industrial pieces with important presentations, face constant the engineers with the problem of obtaining superficial qualities that minimize the friction, optimize the adjustments, or improve the superficial hardness. Among the many procedures to improve surface finish, highlights the ball burnishing, which have been obtained roughness values recommended in diverse applications. The ball burnishing process is a technological operation which is plastically deformed surface irregularities to improve the surface finish, by the action of the force exerted by a cylinder or ball. This process can be used on cylindrical surfaces, flat front, so, conical, with changes in section and radios, etc., which have been previously machined. The ball burnishing process in question is performed after a machining operation, and the results have influence on it. An important parameter to control is the height of the ridge that remains after the machining, because burnishing process will be able to reduce it in a certain percentage. This study is aimed to conduct an analysis of the influence of peak height prior to milling the resulting surface roughness of the ball burnishing process with concave and convex parts of two different types of aluminum (A92017 & A96351). The milling is done with a ball mill of ϕ8mm, rotating at a cutting speed of 3000min-1, with a cutting depth of 1 mm and three values of progress for three different conditions that leave a ridge height: 0.02 mm, 0.06 mm and 0.10 mm. The main contribution of this study is the recommendations on strategies for burnish these pieces, and measuring the roughness.The work is based on experimental data where through DOE techniques are carried out different experiments in which the surface roughness is measured in directions parallel and perpendicular to the previous milling for various conditions. We compare the results and an analysis of how this affects the height of the ridge left by the previous machining on roughness values obtained. Finally, it has been concluded that the burnish process improvement between 33 and 71% surface roughness of the pieces.
CitationGomez, G. [et al.]. Influence of peak height prior to milling the resulting surface roughness of the ball burnishing process on convex and concave pieces of aluminum. A: International Conference on Surface Metrology. "The Third International Conference on Surface Metrology (ICSM3)". Annency: 2012, p. 26-34.