Modeling and Optimization of Nano-finishing Processes

Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing book series (SSAM)


Finishing operations represent a critical and expensive phase of overall production processes. The most labor intensive, uncontrollable area in the manufacturing of precision parts involves final finishing operations, which frequently demand as much as 15% of the total manufacturing cost. The dimensional and alignment accuracy and quality of surface finish are taken care of by finishing processes such as grinding, lapping, honing, and super-finishing (i.e. traditional methods of finishing). But, the applications of these traditional abrasive finishing processes are limited to the production of work pieces of basic forms such as flat, cylindrical, etc. These finishing processes are being pushed to their limits of performance especially in components of hard materials and complicated shapes. The need to develop finishing processes with wider bounds of application areas, better quality performance, higher productivity, and automatic operation has led to the development of nano-finishing processes.


Material Removal Material Removal Rate Work Piece Abrasive Particle Extrusion Pressure 
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  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentS.V. National Institute of TechnologySuratIndia

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