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IJAT Vol.13 No.6 pp. 743-748
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2019.p0743
(2019)

Paper:

Effects of Water Supply Using Ultrasonic Atomization on the Working Life of MCF Slurry in MCF Polishing

Mitsuyoshi Nomura*,†, Naoya Makita*, Tatsuya Fujii*, and Yongbo Wu**

*Department of Mechanical Engineering, Akita Prefectural University
84-4 Aza Ebinokuchi, Tsuchiya, Yurihonjo City, Akita 015-0055, Japan

Corresponding author

**Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China

Received:
April 17, 2019
Accepted:
August 7, 2019
Published:
November 5, 2019
Keywords:
magnetic compound fluid (MCF), MCF slurry, polishing, working life, surface roughness
Abstract

The magnetic compound fluid (MCF) polishing process is a precision finishing method that has been applied to a large variety of materials, from soft optical polymers to hard ceramics. The purpose of this study is to extend the working life of MCF slurry. In this paper, we focus on the drying phenomenon of MCF slurry during polishing, and we develop a new water supply system that uses an ultrasonic atomization mechanism. This system can moisturize the MCF polishing area locally. Polishing experiments involving supplying water to MCF slurry are carried out, and extending the working life of MCF slurry is discussed.

Cite this article as:
M. Nomura, N. Makita, T. Fujii, and Y. Wu, “Effects of Water Supply Using Ultrasonic Atomization on the Working Life of MCF Slurry in MCF Polishing,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.13, No.6, pp. 743-748, 2019.
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