Advertisement

Abrasive water jet drilling of float glass and characterization of hole profile

  • Mahesh ShivajiRaoEmail author
  • Srinivas Satyanarayana
Research Paper
  • 2 Downloads

Abstract

The applications of glass are tremendous since prehistoric period. Glass being brittle, amorphous material, it is highly difficult to carry out its machining using conventional methods. As abrasive water jet is a versatile non-traditional machining process, the current study uses Abrasive Water Jet (AWJ) for drilling glass. Among the various types of glass, most fragile glass type—float glass is used for study. Appropriate process parameters are used for machining based on the results and observations from preliminary experimentation. Also the Taguchi design is selected to carry out experimentation for all the possible combinations. The evaluation process of the drilled hole is carried out using optical profile projectors—to view the hole profile; Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)—to measure circularity and cylindricity; and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) to observe the chipping and cracks developed during machining. Based on the deviation in hole profile, kerf analysis is carried out. Based on all the input and output parameters quantified, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) is carried out to determine the most influential parameters. Finally based on the results obtained, for the experimented conditions and equipment used, Abrasive water jet drilling process is not recommended for drilling smaller diameter holes in float glass.

Keywords

Abrasive water jet drilling Float glass Kerf 

Notes

References

  1. Aich, U., Banerjee, S., Bandyopadhyay, A., Das, P.K.: Abrasive water jet cutting of borosilicate glass. 3rd International conference on materials processing and characterization. Procedia Mater. Sci. 6, 775–785 (2014)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. El-Domiaty, A., Abd El-Hafez, H.M., Shaker, M.A.: Drilling of glass sheets by abrasive jet machining. World Acad. Sci. Eng. Technol. 56, 61–67 (2009)Google Scholar
  3. Freiman, S.W.: Fracture mechanics of glass. In: Glass: Science and Technology, vol. 5 (1980)Google Scholar
  4. Kumar, V., Singh, H.: Regression analysis of surface roughness and micro-structural study in rotary ultrasonic drilling of BK-7. Ceram. Int. 44, 16819–16827 (2018)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Li, H.Z.: Process analysis of abrasive jet micromachining for brittle materials. Aust. J. Mech. Eng. 10(1), 61–70 (2012)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Li, H.N., Yu, T.B., Zhu, L.D., Wang, W.S.: Evaluation of grinding-induced subsurface damage in optical glass BK7. J. Mater. Process. Technol. 229, 785–794 (2016)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Li, H., Wang, J., Kwok, N., Nguyen, T., Yeoh, G.H.: A study of the micro-hole geometry evolution on glass by abrasive air-jet micromachining. J. Manuf. Process. 31, 156–161 (2018)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Phadke, M.S.: Quality Engineering Using Robust Design. P T R Prentice Hall Inc. (1989) by AT&T Bell laboratoriesGoogle Scholar
  9. Ramulu, M., Posinasetti, P., Hashish, M.: Analysis of the abrasive waterjet drilling process. In: WJTA American Waterjet Conference (2005)Google Scholar
  10. Schneider, J., Schula, S., Weinhold, W.P.: Characterisation of the scratch resistance of annealed and tempered architectural glass. Thin Solid Films 520, 4190–4198 (2012)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Schwartzentruber, J., Papini, M.: Abrasive water-jet micro-piercing of borosilicate glass. J. Mater. Process. Technol. (2015).  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2014.12.006 CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Sharma, A., Jain, V., Gupta, D.: Characterization of chipping and tool wear during drilling of float glass using rotary ultrasonic machining. Measurement 128, 254–263 (2018)CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BMS College of EngineeringBengaluruIndia

Personalised recommendations