Ultrasonic elliptical vibration-assisted micro-groove turning

Chen Zhang*, Kornel F. Ehmann, Yingguang Li, Ping Guo

*Corresponding author for this work

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In ultrasonic vibration the cutting edge of a tool is vibrated in the principal or cutting direction, generally at a constant ultrasonic frequency. The main characteristic of this cutting method is its intermittent nature involving repeated cutting and pausing. In this paper, ultrasonic elliptical vibration cutting is used to assist micro-groove turning of cylindrical surfaces. The elliptical locus during the cutting process is generated by a newly designed 2D resonant ultrasonic vibrator. A series of experiments were performed to verify the effects of the ultrasonic elliptical vibrations. The generated cutting forces and burr formation were compared for the ordinary and the elliptical vibration-assisted cases. Comparison results show the effectiveness of the elliptical vibration cutting method in reducing cutting forces and alleviating burr formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPrecision Engineering and Nanotechnology V
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783038352112
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event5th International Conference on Asian Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, ASPEN 2013 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Nov 12 2013Nov 15 2013

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
ISSN (Print)1013-9826
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9795


Other5th International Conference on Asian Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, ASPEN 2013
CountryTaiwan, Province of China


  • Burr formation
  • Cutting forces
  • Elliptical vibration cutting
  • Micro turning
  • Micro-grooves

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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