Honing is a material removal process with a fixed-abrasive tool that has surface contact with the workpiece. The honed surfaces have a profound effect on the tribological performance of the workpiece. The interactions between abrasive tool and workpiece in honing determine the honed surfaces. This paper reports an experimental investigation on tool-workpiece interactions during honing. It studied the scratch number, scratch depth, real contact area, and honing force in honing of steel cylindrical workpiece by constant pressure with vitrified-bonded alumina stones. The results showed that abrasive grain size and honing pressure have significant effects on the tool-workpiece interactions.

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