Effect of reinforcement in ultra-precision machining of Al6061/SiC metal matrix composites

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The effect of reinforcement on surface generation in diamond turning of Al/SiC metal matrix composites is investigated. The surface generation is affected by the cut through and pulled out mechanisms in cutting the reinforcement. Better surface finish can be achieved with the use of whisker reinforcement and smaller volume fraction of SiC reinforcement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-82
Number of pages6
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2002


  • Composites
  • Machining
  • Reinforcement
  • Surface
  • Whiskers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Metals and Alloys

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