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Title: Grinding plastic mould steels using aluminium oxide wheel
Authors: Lau, Sze Wai.
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: Grinding is one of the most complex processes in machining. Usually it is used for the finishing process to obtain a good surface finish and accurate dimension to the product by removing small amount of material on the surface (Rowe, 2009). It can produce very fine finishes and very accurate dimensions with tolerance up to 5μm for flat material and 8μm for parallel surface (Wikipedia, 2013).The optimal surface finish can be obtained by varying several grinding system factors such as the grinding wheel characteristics, dressing conditions and machine parameters. Therefore it is important to study the effect of varying various grinding conditions on the work piece surface finish. The quality of the surface finish will be evaluated by analysing the grinding wheel surface and the work piece topography. Surface topography of the grinding wheel surfaces and work piece are measured in three dimensions using the surface stylus method. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of the surface roughness on two plastic mould steel Stavax and 618T when using aluminium oxide grinding wheel by varying the incremental depth of cut. The other purpose is to find the ideal parameters when analysing the surface roughness of the grinding wheel surface replica and steel. Precision surface grinding machine is use to grind the plastic mould steel. From the result, it shows that higher incremental depth gives a better surface finish for Stavax while lower incremental depth gives a better surface finish for 618T. This could be attributed to Stavax having a much higher wear resistance than 618T.
Schools: School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:MAE Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)

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