The purpose of the article is to investigate the influence of deburring by wire brushing upon states of magnesium alloy edges.
AZ91HP and AZ31 magnesium alloy samples were machined with the use of recommended, catalog milling parameters. Burrs formed at the edges after milling were removed by brushing. Three different kinds of brushes were tested. Edge states (values of edge radius) after wire brushing were specified. Surface roughness was measured near the brushed edges.
Experimental results show that wire brushing is an efficient deburring method, which can be fully automated on machining centers. Depending on the requirements, specific values of edge radius as well as surface roughness may be obtained.
The article will help technological process designers select tools for deburring after milling of magnesium alloys.
The paper presents the automated deburring method which can provide the required edge radius of aerospace components.
Financial support of Structural Funds in the Operational Programme – Innovative Economy financed from the European Regional Development Fund – Project “Modern material technologies in aerospace industry”, Nr POIG.01.01.02-00-015/08-00 is gratefully acknowledged.
Matuszak, J. and Zaleski, K. (2014), "Edge states after wire brushing of magnesium alloys", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 86 No. 4, pp. 328-335. https://doi.org/10.1108/AEAT-09-2012-0155Download as .RIS
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