Ductile Mode Cutting of Calcium Fluoride

  • Kiu LiuEmail author
  • Hao Wang
  • Xinquan Zhang
Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing book series (SSAM)


Calcium fluoride is one of the favourite optical materials in the advanced optics applications  owing to its superior optical transmission and mechanical properties. While micromachining techniques have evolved to enhance the production process for optical components, this chapter will focus on the fundamental aspects to achieve ductile mode machining by single point diamond turning and the essential surface characterisation techniques are also covered. The anisotropic characteristics will be examined along with the numerical simulation tools to evaluate the ductile–brittle transition. Methods to enhance the machinability integrated with single point diamond turning are also discussed in this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Singapore Institute of Manufacturing TechnologySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.School of Mechanical EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

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