Study on the deburring of intersecting holes with abrasive flow machining

Joon Kyu Beom, Young Gwan Kim, Kwang Joon Kim, Kwon Hee Kim

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Intersecting holes deep inside a workpiece, are difficult to deburr because of poor accessibility. When holes are small and the intersecting angle (acute angle between hole axes) is less than 45 o , difficulty is at its extreme. In this study, abrasive flow machining is used for a hole diameter of 3mm and intersecting angles of 30o and 45 o . Tests were performed for AL6061 specimens, with process parameters allocated to L8(2 7 ) orthogonal array. Degree of deburring is strongly dependent on intersecting angle, abrasive grit size, and total volume of flow. Successful deburring was achieved for 30 intersecting angle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-168
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Korean Society for Precision Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Feb 1


  • Abrasive flow machining
  • Burr
  • Deburring
  • Intersecting holes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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