A review of machine-tool vibration and its influence upon surface generation in ultra-precision machining

S. J. Zhang, Suet To, G. Q. Zhang, Z. W. Zhu

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Vibration in ultra-precision machining (UPM) is an intrinsic physical phenomenon, which is a key factor influencing surface generation. With a focus on passive vibration, this paper reviews the latest research into vibration characteristics and the effect of vibration on surface generation in UPM. The opportunities and challenges facing researchers are also discussed and suggestions are made for future related studies. It is found that active vibration can possibly be employed to improve surface quality influenced by passive vibration in UPM.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-42
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Surface generation
  • Ultra-precision machining
  • Vibration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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