Whirling is applied to machining of microscrews on thin wires. A micro whirling machine has been developed for this. In order to suppress the vibration of the workpiece, the wire is inserted in polyurethane tubes clamped on a metal bar. Frequency analyses have been conducted by loading impulse forces at the center of the wire. The dynamic response is improved with reducing the vibration in the clamping force by the developed clamping system. Thirty micrometers microgrooves have been machined on 0.3 mm diameter stainless steel wires with fine surface finish, with the developed machine tool.
Microthreading in Whirling
Contributed by the Manufacturing Engineering Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF MICRO- AND NANO-MANUFACTURING. Manuscript received September 1, 2014; final manuscript received May 26, 2015; published online August 13, 2015. Assoc. Editor: Martin Jun.
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Serizawa, M., Suzuki, M., and Matsumura, T. (August 13, 2015). "Microthreading in Whirling." ASME. J. Micro Nano-Manuf. December 2015; 3(4): 041001. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4030704
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