Design and Development of Cartridge-Based Automated Fluid Delivery System for Ball End Magnetorheological Finishing Process

Z. Alam, D. A. Khan, F. Iqbal, A. Kumar

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Abstract

Ball end magnetorheological finishing (BEMRF) is a nanofinishing process, and the surface characteristic of the finished product plays a major role. In this process, the volume of polishing fluid affects the quality of the finished surface. Therefore, there arises a need for automated supply of precise and controlled volume of polishing fluid in BEMRF process. In the present work, a new fluid delivery system (FDS) is developed that supplies a precise amount of material-specific polishing fluid to finish different materials under varying finishing parameters by automated delivery of fluid stored in cylindrical-shaped cartridge. Apart from this, since the composition of the polishing fluid is material-specific, it requires continuous change of polishing fluid for finishing of different materials. This becomes extremely expensive and time-consuming with the existing system of polishing fluid being mixed in a large stirrer tank and supplied to the tool tip via a peristaltic pump. The cartridge-based FDS helps in addressing these issues by allowing economical and quick change of material-specific polishing fluid composition. The new FDS is also equipped with radio frequency identification (RFID) technique which verifies the material-specific fluid and only then supplies the fluid for finishing application.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Simulation, Product Design and Development
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of AIMTDR 2018
PublisherSpringer Singapore
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-32-9487-5
ISBN (Print)978-981-32-9486-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes on Multidisciplinary
ISSN (Electronic)2522-5030

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