by Raffael Joliet, Michael Kansteiner and Petra Kersting
The selection of process parameter values for honing operations is challenging since their effect on the resulting surface characteristics is difficult to predict. With the right settings, the finishing operations can reduce surface roughness values, enhance the shape accuracy of bores and shafts, and create surface topographies with improved functional properties. In this paper, a model for honing operations based on microscopic scans of tool topographies is presented. The model allows the simulation of material removal during the process by taking force-controlled honing operations into account.