Electric field-assisted glass polishing using electro-rheological gel pad

Yasuhiro Kakinuma, Singo Takezawa, Tojiro Aoyama, Katsutoshi Tanaka, Hidenobu Anzai

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Abstract

A polishing process, which is the final process in manufacturing optical elements, takes a long time and often depends on the experience and special skills. Development of a skill-less polishing technology and automation of its process, therefore, has been required. One of the most promising polishing technologies is Field-assisted Fine Finishing (FFF). In this study, an Electro-rheological Gel (ERG) polishing pad with one-sided patterned electrodes is developed to polish insulator materials and, moreover, a novel electric-field-assisted polishing technology for glass polishing is proposed applying this pad. The ERG polishing pad can change the polishing performance according to applied electric field due to "electro-adhesion effect". Results of several polishing tests show that the performance of polishing a blue glass can be controlled by applying electric field to the ERG pad.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Abrasive Technology XII
Pages319-324
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event12th International Symposium on Advances in Abrasive Technology, ISAAT2009 - Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Duration: 2009 Sep 272009 Sep 30

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume76-78
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Other

Other12th International Symposium on Advances in Abrasive Technology, ISAAT2009
CountryAustralia
CityGold Coast, QLD
Period09/9/2709/9/30

Keywords

  • Abrasive
  • Adhesion
  • Electric field strength
  • Gels
  • Glass
  • Plate polishing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Kakinuma, Y., Takezawa, S., Aoyama, T., Tanaka, K., & Anzai, H. (2009). Electric field-assisted glass polishing using electro-rheological gel pad. In Advances in Abrasive Technology XII (pp. 319-324). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 76-78). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.76-78.319