Experimental Investigations on Magnetic Abrasive Finishing of SS 304L

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T.C. Kanish
P. Kuppan
S. Narayanan


Magnetic Abrasive Finishing (MAF) is a super finishing technique, employs the magnetic force and magnetic abrasive for finishing variety of engineering materials. This paper presents the development of experimental setup to carryout MAF operations in a flat Stainless Steel grade 304L material. Experimentation was planned according to Taguchi’s L16 (42) design of experimentation technique. The different cutting conditions selected for the investigations are: voltage applied to electromagnet, machining gap, rotational speed of electromagnet and mixing ratio (Fe+; Al2O3). Surface finish and percentage improvement in surface finish (%Δ Ra) were estimated after each experiment. From the experimental results it was found that the average surface finish value has been achieved as low as 0.09 μm.

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Kanish, T., Kuppan, P., & Narayanan, S. (2013). Experimental Investigations on Magnetic Abrasive Finishing of SS 304L. Applied Science and Engineering Progress, 5(1), 35–40. Retrieved from https://ph02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ijast/article/view/67341