Ultrasonic slot machining of a silicon carbide matrix composite

Erich Bertsche, Kornel Ehmann, Kostyantyn Malukhin*

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Rotary ultrasonic slot machining (RUSM) of ceramic matrix composites is explored. A comparison is made between RUSM and conventional diamond grinding by studying the effects of material removal rate (MRR) on process forces, tool wear and surface roughness. It was shown that RUSM leads to a significant decrease in process cutting forces and tool wear in comparison to the conventional machining process. Furthermore, the influences of diamond tool characteristics on surface roughness and tool wear are also ascertained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1119-1134
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Issue number5-8
StatePublished - May 1 2013


  • Advanced ceramics
  • Experimental cutting forces
  • Rotary ultrasonic milling
  • Surface roughness
  • Tool wear

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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