Optimization of micro cross wedge rolling and surface morphology of micro stepped components
A novel microforming process - Micro Cross Wedge Rolling (MCWR) has been developed, which is promising for fabricating micro stepped components used in micro electro-mechanical systems. Numerical simulations have been established and the effect of geometrical and process parameters such as forming angle α, stretching angle β and reduction ΔA have been studied. Micro stepped components have been fabricated successfully on a MCWR testing rig by adopting flat wedge tools. The effects of initial surface roughness of tool, grain size and cross section area reduction on surface morphology have been assessed quantitatively.
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Wei, D., Lu, H., Jiang, Z. and Manabe, K. (2014). Optimization of micro cross wedge rolling and surface morphology of micro stepped components. Key Engineering Materials, 622-623 964-969.