A study on the quality of micro-machined surfaces on tungsten carbide generated by PCD micro end-milling

Kazuo Nakamoto, Kazutoshi Katahira, Hitoshi Ohmori, Kazuo Yamazaki, Tojiro Aoyama

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A study has been performed to understand the mechanism for generating a high quality surface on fine grain tungsten carbide dies and molds for miniature products by PCD micro end-milling operations. In order to find the best milling conditions, systematic experimental procedures have been introduced. The procedures include the preparation of various diameter single edge end-mills made of PCD (poly-crystalline diamond), sequential variation of machining conditions, and the precise setting of various instruments to observe the dynamic behavior during the machining process. By following the proposed procedures, optimum conditions for achieving the best machined surface quality have successfully been obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-570
Number of pages4
JournalCIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Apr 19



  • Micromachining
  • Milling
  • Polycrystalline diamond

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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