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IJAT Vol.15 No.4 pp. 404-412
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2021.p0404
(2021)

Paper:

Improvement of Machining Accuracy Through Support Method Using Magnetic Elastomer

Nobuaki Usui* and Akinori Saito**,†

*Graphtec Corporation
503-10 Shinano, Totsuka, Yokohama, Kanagawa 244-8503, Japan

**Nihon University, Koriyama, Japan

Corresponding author

Received:
January 29, 2021
Accepted:
May 17, 2021
Published:
July 5, 2021
Keywords:
thin parts, magnetic elastomer, fixture, low-melting point alloy, machining accuracy
Abstract

Many mechanical parts used for various purposes, including medicine and information communication, have complicated and thin shapes owing to their functions and designs. To machine thin parts with high accuracy, it is necessary to reduce the cutting force induced on the workpiece or clamp the workpiece in an optimal manner. In this study, a support method capable of supporting the strength by using a magnetic elastomer is proposed. To test the effectiveness of the proposed support method, the use of the approach when applying a magnetic elastomer was compared with a method using a core, the low-melting point alloy, the low-melting point alloy and the elastomer. The effectiveness of the proposed method was clarified experimentally.

Cite this article as:
Nobuaki Usui and Akinori Saito, “Improvement of Machining Accuracy Through Support Method Using Magnetic Elastomer,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.15, No.4, pp. 404-412, 2021.
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