Surface and Edge Quality Variation in Precision Machining of Single Crystal and Polycrystalline Materials

Author(s): Sangkee Min, Daeeun Lee, Arnaud de Grave, Carlos M. de Oliveira Valente, J. Lin, and David A. Dornfeld


Publication: Proceeding of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers


Citation: Proceeding of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, Vol. 220, No. 4, pp. 479-487, 2006.

The surface and edge quality of single-crystal and polycrystalline copper workpieces has been observed to vary significantly as a function of crystallographic orientation. On the precision scale, the chip formation process is influenced by the microstructure of the material, such as grain boundaries and grain orientation in polycrystalline materials, and crystallographic orientation in single-crystal materials. Such variation in the microstructure has a significant effect on the resulting surface, edge, and burr topography.