Part Program-Based Process Control of Ball-End Magnetorheological Finishing
Ball-end magnetorheological finishing (BEMRF) process is an advanced finishing process which produces roughness up to nanometers. The BEMRF process also involves complicated process parameters along with other subprocesses (workpiece cleaning and roughness measurement) which make the automation of this process difficult. This paper presents automatic process control of BEMRF based on CNC part programming, i.e., each parameter and subprocess control of BEMRF is mapped on to standard CNC codes (G and M) and newly defined codes wherever necessary. Integrated part program is developed and tested for control of BEMRF. Results show good and proper functioning of BEMRF parameters and subsystems.
KeywordsAutomation CNC Part program Process control
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