In the modern field of metalworking, mechanical method of working with steel alloys is constantly evolving. However, technological progress contributes to the emergence of new, high-tech materials that can hardly be subjected to mechanical stress. Therefore, many productions began to switch to a completely new, high-tech treatment. Ultrasonic machining is a decent example of a modern technology that can not only solve complicated manufacturing tasks, but also be cost-effective. The article is prepared in collaboration with Hilsonic experts, representing the ultrasound technologies-focused company, known for the ultrasonic cleaner lineup in the local UK market.

Ultrasonic method of processing is one of the varieties of slotting material handling. The removal of the surface layer with the product is carried out through the emergence of micro cracks under the influence of ultrasound vibrations. The main primary quality of ultrasonic treatment in metals considers the possibility of working on a non-conductive material and an opaque type. As well as the positive characteristics of this method of working with materials, one can designate the absence of residual stress at the end of the working process, which can cause formation damage (cracks) to the product surface. Sonication method is used when dealing with fragile components such as agate stone, plaster-based materials, diamond products and gypsum elements. (more…)

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