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Inventions 2017, 2(4), 29; https://doi.org/10.3390/inventions2040029

Experimental Analysis for the Use of Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate as a Soluble Metal Cutting Fluid for Micromachining with Electroless-Plated Micropencil Grinding Tools

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Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Production Systems, University of Kaiserslautern, P.O. Box 3049, 67653 Kaiserslautern, Germany
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Institute for Measurement and Sensor-Technology, University of Kaiserslautern, P.O. Box 3049, 67653 Kaiserslautern, Germany
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Received: 29 September 2017 / Revised: 2 November 2017 / Accepted: 8 November 2017 / Published: 10 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Modern Grinding Technology and Systems)
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Microgrinding with micropencil grinding tools (MPGTs) is a flexible and economic process to machine microstructures in hard and brittle materials. In macrogrinding, cooling and lubrication are done with metal cutting fluids; their application and influence is well researched. Although it can be expected that metal cutting fluids also play a decisive role in microgrinding, systematic investigations can hardly be found. A metal cutting fluid capable of wetting the machining process, containing quantities as small as 0.02% of the water-soluble fluid sodium dodecyl sulfate was tested in microgrinding experiments with MPGTs (diameter ~50 µm; abrasive grit size 2–4 µm). The workpiece material was hardened 16MnCr5. View Full-Text
Keywords: microgrinding; sodium dodecyl sulfate; metal cutting fluid; microstructures; micropencil grinding tools microgrinding; sodium dodecyl sulfate; metal cutting fluid; microstructures; micropencil grinding tools
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Arrabiyeh, P.A.; Bohley, M.; Ströer, F.; Kirsch, B.; Seewig, J.; Aurich, J.C. Experimental Analysis for the Use of Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate as a Soluble Metal Cutting Fluid for Micromachining with Electroless-Plated Micropencil Grinding Tools. Inventions 2017, 2, 29.

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