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Improving the surface finish of concave and convex surfaces using a ball burnishing process

Travieso-Rodríguez, Jose Antonio and Dessein, Gilles and González-Rojas, Hernan Alberto Improving the surface finish of concave and convex surfaces using a ball burnishing process. (2011) Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 26 (12). 1494-1502. ISSN 1042-6914

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10426914.2010.544819


The ball burnishing process is done to improve the surface finish of workpieces that have been previously machined. In this article we present the results of tests performed with this process that was applied to workpieces with a convex or concave surface of two different materials: aluminum A92017 and steel G10380. An experiment to do the tests was designed. The results of measurements of surface roughness are presented in this paper as well. These results are compared to those measured in the workpieces before being burnished. After that conclusions are drawn about the improvement of surface roughness applied to the workpieces through the ball burnishing process. The main innovation of this paper is that we work with concave and convex geometries. We also obtain a table of recomended parameter values for the process.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Taylor & Francis editor. The definitive version is available at : http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10426914.2010.544819
HAL Id:hal-00784191
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Other partners > Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC (SPAIN)
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Deposited On:16 Jan 2013 08:47

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