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Mechanical finishing honing: cutting regimes and surface texture

Damir S. Vrac (IMR‐Rakovica, Belgrade, Serbia)
Leposava P. Sidjanin (Department of Production Engineering, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia)
Sebastian S. Balos (Department of Production Engineering, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia)

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology

ISSN: 0036-8792

Article publication date: 27 September 2011

Abstract

Purpose

The aim of this paper was to confirm the hypothesis that it is possible to conduct normal honing by mechanical method, providing the prescribed quality of cylinder liners. For this, cutting parameter optimization is needed.

Design/methodology/approach

Normal honing was performed on grey cast iron with lamellar graphite and mostly pearlitic microstructure of metal matrix. Cutting speed, feed rate and specific pressure during metalworking were varied and accordingly, a mathematical model for processing of results by the least squares method was proposed. Surface texture was controlled by scanning electron microscope.

Findings

A mathematical model describing the influence of cutting speed, feed rate and specific pressure during metalworking was devised. At the same time, surface texture was adequate, with geometrically appropriate crosshatch pattern, without standing‐out material and mashed graphite lamellas.

Originality/value

It was found that normal honing may be done by mechanical means, providing exceptional quality of lubrication. The most influential metalworking parameter was shown to be specific pressure.

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Citation

Vrac, D.S., Sidjanin, L.P. and Balos, S.S. (2011), "Mechanical finishing honing: cutting regimes and surface texture", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 63 No. 6, pp. 427-432. https://doi.org/10.1108/00368791111169007

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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