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Single Point Diamond Turning Laboratory

This laboratory aims to provide the student with an insight into the manufacture of high quality surfaces through the application of diamond turning. A laboratory based session with a strong emphasis on practical aspects and associated metrology, students will participate in the generation and assessment of diamond turned surfaces. The session will cover the physical principles, operating characteristics and practical applications of the processes.

Location

Cranfield University

Leader

Dr Saurav Goel

Structure

6 hrs laboratory + 4 hrs private study

Assessment

Coursework worth 5 credits

 

Objectives

  • Introduction to “state of the art” high precision machines
  • Provide insight into parameters and influences that effect surface generation
  • Gain insight into programming of machine tools
  • Introduction to methods for surface assessment

Syllabus/Range

Surfaces

  • Surface structure
  • Material selection

Machine

  • Outline configuration and performance of machine tool
  • Programming and parameter selection
  • Surface generation  

Metrology

  • Introduction to measurement instrumentation
  • Assessment of surfaces
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