Study on Abrasive Adhesion and Polishing Effect in Wet Magnetic Abrasive Polishing

습식자기연마(WMAP)에서 입자의 구속과 가공효과에 관한 연구

  • Received : 2014.04.19
  • Accepted : 2014.05.02
  • Published : 2014.08.01


In a conventional magnetic abrasive polishing process, the polishing abrasives are mixed with ferrous particles and slight cutting oil to form a cluster of abrasives. However, when a tool rotates at a high revolution speed, most of the polishing abrasives are scattered away from it due to the increase in centrifugal force. This phenomenon directly reduces the polishing efficiency. The use of a highly viscous matter such as silicone gel instead of cutting oil for mixing is one method to solve this problem and increase abrasive adhesion. Another method to avoid high abrasive scattering is the application of wet magnetic abrasive polishing (WMAP). In WMAP, abundant mineral oil is preliminarily applied to the workpiece surface. This study experimentally evaluated the effect of WMAP on abrasive adhesion. The relationship between the amount of working abrasives and polishing conditions was characterized. Despite the lower adhesion ratio of polishing abrasives, the surface roughness was found to be significantly improved as the result of WMAP.


Wet Magnetic Abrasives Polishing;Abrasives Adhesion;Polishing Efficiency;Highly Viscous Matter


Supported by : 부경대학교


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