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Fabrication of micro-textured surface using feed-direction ultrasonic vibration-assisted turning

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Microstructures with proper patterns have an important influence on the functional surface performance of products, including changing surface wettability for different application environments. This paper proposed a method of feed-direction ultrasonic vibration-assisted turning (FUVAT) for fast generation of micro-textured surface. The generation mechanism of surface microstructures was presented by analyzing cutting trajectory and simulating surface topography. Surface texturing experiments were performed on copper 1100. The results show that micro-dimples with regular arrangement and different dimension were successfully obtained on cylindrical surface by controlling proper processing parameters. Several key parameters including amplitude, feed rate, and spindle speed play an important influence on the patterns and shapes of microstructures. The experimental textured surfaces show different wetting properties through wetting tests. It is verified that the FUVAT can be a feasible way to fabricate micro-textured surfaces.

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This work was supported by the National Science Fund of China (NSFC), No. 51475275.

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Liu, X., Wu, D. & Zhang, J. Fabrication of micro-textured surface using feed-direction ultrasonic vibration-assisted turning. Int J Adv Manuf Technol 97, 3849–3857 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-018-2082-y

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  • Micro-textured surface
  • Feed-direction ultrasonic vibration-assisted turning
  • Surface generation mechanism
  • Wetting property