Fabrication and tribological performance of a laser-textured hardmetal guiding stone for honing processes
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Honing is often implemented as surface finish process by improving geometrical and form precision of workpieces. Guiding stones, usually made of hard materials with requirement of excellent tribological properties, play a key role as a supporting part in the honing tool. In this paper, cemented carbides are intended for guiding application as substitute of diamond or CBN composites. Innovative surface textures, namely crossing-line patterns and dimple arrays, are fabricated by means of short pulse laser on a cemented tungsten carbide (hardmetal) grade. Implementation of these processing conditions yields satisfactory geometrical accuracy. The cemented carbide stones patterned by laser together with a traditional diamond guiding stone were tested on a lubricated pin-on-disc tribometer. Both cross-line patterns or dimple arrays are found to improve frictional conditions compared to the traditional guiding stone, but the former are more favorable to build up a stable sliding scenario with minimized friction than the latter. Pattern density has a more significant impact on friction, diminishing in the case of dimple arrays.
CitationFang, S. [et al.]. Fabrication and tribological performance of a laser-textured hardmetal guiding stone for honing processes. "International journal of refractory metals and hard materials", 1 Novembre 2019, vol. 84, p. 105034:1-105034:8.