A study of process chain modelling and analysis for computer controlled ultra-precision polishing of structured freeform surfaces

Chi Fai Cheung, L. B. Kong, L. T. Ho

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Abstract

This paper presents a study of process chain modelling and analysis for computer controlled ultra-precision polishing of structured freeform surfaces. This includes a study of the effect of different machining process steps on the surface generation in CCUP. A prototype process chain modeling and optimization system is established to analyze the effect of the design of process chain of machining processes on the surface generation in CCUP. Preliminary experimental work is undertaken to validate the system performance. The results show that the structured surface generation in succeeding polishing process step is affected by the residual surface topography in preceding polishing process step. There exists an optimum polishing condition at which the effect of residual surface generated in pre-polishing process is minimized in structured surface generation by CCUP. The findings not only provide an important means for better understanding of theory and science of the effect on surface generation due to design and planning of the polishing processes but also allow the determination of optimum polishing conditions for structured surface generation in CCUP.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - ASPE/ASPEN Summer Topical Meeting
Subtitle of host publicationManufacture and Metrology of Freeform and Off-Axis Aspheric Surfaces
PublisherAmerican Society for Precision Engineering, ASPE
Pages42-47
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781887706650
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
EventJoint Meeting of the American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE) and the Asian Society for Precision Engineering (ASPEN) on Manufacture and Metrology of Freeform and Off-Axis Aspheric Surfaces - 2014 Summer Topical Meeting - Kohala Coast, HI, United States
Duration: 26 Jun 201427 Jun 2014

Conference

ConferenceJoint Meeting of the American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE) and the Asian Society for Precision Engineering (ASPEN) on Manufacture and Metrology of Freeform and Off-Axis Aspheric Surfaces - 2014 Summer Topical Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityKohala Coast, HI
Period26/06/1427/06/14

Keywords

  • Polishing
  • Process Chain Modelling
  • Structured Freeform Surface
  • Surface Generation
  • Ultra-precision Machining

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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