International Journal of Electrical Machining
Online ISSN : 2188-5117
Print ISSN : 1341-7908
ISSN-L : 1341-7908
Study on Possibility of Micro-deburring by Large-area Electron Beam Irradiation
Hajime YoneharaAkira OkadaYasuhiro Okamoto
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2014 Volume 19 Pages 22-27


In a large-area electron beam (EB) irradiation method developed recently, high energy EB can be obtained without focusing the beam. Therefore, the large-area EB of 60mm in diameter with almost uniform energy distribution can be used for instant melting and evaporating of metal surface. The previous studies clarified that the surface smoothing of metal mold made of steel, cemented carbide and ceramics could be performed efficiently. Also this method can be applied to the surface finishing of biomaterials, such as stainless steel and titanium alloy. In this method, the sharp edge is possibly rounded to about half hundred microns in radius under relatively high energy density conditions, since the material removal remarkably progresses there due to the electron concentration and heat accumulation at the edge. In this study, the possibility of micro-deburring was investigated by using the preferential edge removal effect in the large-area EB irradiation. Experimental results showed that the micro-deburring was possible by large-area EB irradiation, and the burr height decreased with increasing energy density of EB and number of irradiation. The burr of about 50μm in height generated in EDM process could be removed completely. Furthermore, micro-burrs at the edge of several small holes within the wide area of 60mm in diameter could be removed simultaneously.

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