Barrel Finishing of Magnesium Alloys

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Barrel finishing is a well-established process in the industry for the targeted machining of surfaces. Especially small parts in large quantities with simple geometries can be easily machined this way. When investigating the biological behaviour of degradable magnesium implant alloys, platelets of 1 cm diameter and a thickness of slightly more than one mm are often used. Due to statistical requirements, a higher number of pieces are necessary. In addition, the geometry is comparatively simple. To ensure a certain reproducibility, all samples should also have comparatively similar surfaces. In this work, different abrasives and various process parameters are investigated to answer the question of whether barrel grinding is a viable process for producing reproducible specimens.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMagnesium Technology 2023
EditorsSteven Barela, Aeriel Leonard, Petra Maier, Neale R. Neelameggham, Victoria M Miller
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Schweiz
Publication date20.02.2023
ISBN (print)978-3-031-22644-1, 978-3-031-22647-2
ISBN (electronic)978-3-031-22645-8
Publication statusPublished - 20.02.2023
Event152nd TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition: Magnesium Technology Symposium - Kongresszentrum San Diego and Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, United States
Duration: 19.03.202323.03.2023
Conference number: 152

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    Research areas

  • Engineering - Barrel finish, Mg alloys, Surface roughness