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Analysis of surface quality when micromilling polymer nanocomposites

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Islam Shyha, Dr Dehong Huo, Dr Guoyu Fu


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The paper presents an investigation on surface quality in terms of surface roughness when micromachining of nanoclay/polyester (PE) and graphene/epoxy nanocomposites. Micro-milling experiments were performed at levels of nano-filler weight fraction, feed rate and cutting speed. Contact stylus was employed to measure surface roughness of the machined surfaces. Experimental results show an improvement of surface quality due to the presence of nano-fillers. Maximum Ra measured on graphene/epoxy surfaces was around half of the maximum Ra of the nanoclay polyester machined surfaces (0.9 m).

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Author(s): Shyha I, Le B, Huo D, Fu G, Arrowsmith H, Ahmed A

Editor(s): Peter Thorvald and Keith Case

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 16th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXII)

Year of Conference: 2018

Pages: 51-56

Online publication date: 11/09/2018

Acceptance date: 02/04/2018

ISSN: 2352-7528

Publisher: IOS Press BV


DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-902-7-51

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Series Title: Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering

ISBN: 9781614994398