Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
With increasing competition in global markets, many industrial sectors (e.g. automotive, aerospace, medical, and consumer applications) now aim at further improving their product performances through surface functionalization. This proposal reports the new progress on ultra-precision machining of functional surfaces from two aspects: (i) ultra-precision machining of functional surfaces using shaped cutting tools, and (ii) development of diamond machining with assistance of embedded measurement system. Both diamond turning of soft metals and grinding of hard brittle materials using shaped cutting tools have been studied. The results show that diamond machining using proper shaped cutting tools can largely improve the efficiency of surface structuring. The alignment error and tool wear can be effectively monitored and controlled by the embedded measurement system. Current research progress and suggestions for potential collaborations of this research are discussed.