Improving the surface integrity of additive-manufactured metal parts by ultrasonic vibration-assisted burnishing

Akinori Teramachi, Jiwang Yan

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Metal additive manufacturing (AM) has been attracting attention as a new manufacturing method, but a surface finishing process is usually needed to improve the surface quality. As a new surface finishing process, ultrasonic vibration-assisted burnishing (UVAB) is promising. In this study, UVAB was performed on an additive-manufactured AlSi10Mg workpiece to improve its surface/subsurface integrity. The effects of ultrasonic vibration (UV) and lateral tool pass width on the burnishing performance were investigated. It was observed that the surface roughness, filling ratio, and hardness of the surface layer were simultaneously improved after burnishing. This study shows the effectiveness of applying UVAB to improve the surface quality of additivemanufactured products for various industrial uses.

Original languageEnglish
Article number024501
JournalJournal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jun



  • Additive manufacturing
  • Ball burnishing
  • Hardness
  • Material void
  • Surface finish
  • Ultrasonic vibration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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