Research of surface generation mechanisms in single-point diamond turning

Chi Fai Cheung, Wing Bun Lee, Suet To, Ling Bao Kong

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One of the remarkable achievements of nanotechnology is the ability to achieve nanometric surface finishes in single-point diamond turning of high-precision components for complex optical surfaces. A better understanding of the surface generation mechanisms is of prime importance for the development for the prediction of the surface roughness. This paper presents a study of mechanisms of nano-surface generation in single-point diamond turning of various types of materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1296-1301
Number of pages6
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Volume364-366 II
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007


  • Brittle-ductile transition
  • Crystallographic orientation
  • Materials swelling
  • Single-point diamond turning
  • Surface generation
  • Tool interference

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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