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Review of vibration devices for vibration-assisted machining

Lookup NU author(s): Lu Zheng, Dr Wanqun Chen, Dr Dehong Huo



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© 2020, The Author(s). Vibration-assisted machining (VAM) is a process in which high-frequency small amplitude vibration is applied on tool or workpiece to improve cutting performance, especially for hard and brittle materials. It has been applied to several machining processes including drilling, turning, grinding, and milling. This paper offers a review for the vibration devices used in VAM process. The history and current status of the vibration devices are presented including the design theory and principles. The developed vibration devices are categorised in two groups, namely resonant and non-resonant modes. Advantages and limitations of these devices are summarized and discussed, including their development trend. In addition, the benefits and applications of vibration-assisted machining are also introduced.

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Author(s): Zheng L, Chen W, Huo D

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Year: 2020

Volume: 108

Pages: 1631-1651

Print publication date: 01/05/2020

Online publication date: 29/05/2020

Acceptance date: 14/05/2020

Date deposited: 18/06/2020

ISSN (print): 0268-3768

ISSN (electronic): 1433-3015

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/s00170-020-05483-8


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