Generating micro/nanostructures on magnesium alloy surface using ultraprecision diamond surface texturing process

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Author(s)

  • Hanheng Du
  • Mengnan Jiang
  • Zuankai Wang
  • Zhiwei Zhu
  • Suet To

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1472-1483
Journal / PublicationJournal of Magnesium and Alloys
Volume11
Issue number4
Online published22 Sept 2022
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2023

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Abstract

The lightness and high strength-to-weight ratio of the magnesium alloy have attracted more interest in various applications. However, micro/nanostructure generation on their surfaces remains a challenge due to the flammability and ignition. Motivated by this, this study proposed a machining process, named the ultraprecision diamond surface texturing process, to machine the micro/nanostructures on magnesium alloy surfaces. Experimental results showed the various microstructures and sawtooth-shaped nanostructures were successfully generated on the AZ31B magnesium alloy surfaces, demonstrating the effectiveness of this proposed machining process. Furthermore, sawtooth-shaped nanostructures had the function of inducing the optical effect and generating different colors on workpiece surfaces. The colorful letter and colorful flower image were clearly viewed on magnesium alloy surfaces. The corresponding cutting force, chip morphology, and tool wear were systematically investigated to understand the machining mechanism of micro/nanostructures on magnesium alloy surfaces. The proposed machining process can further improve the performances of the magnesium alloy and extend its functions to other fields, such as optics. © 2022 Chongqing University. Publishing services provided by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of KeAi Communications Co. Ltd.

Research Area(s)

  • Chip morphology, Cutting force, Magnesium alloy, Micro/nanostructure, Structural color, Ultraprecision diamond surface texturing

Citation Format(s)

Generating micro/nanostructures on magnesium alloy surface using ultraprecision diamond surface texturing process. / Du, Hanheng; Jiang, Mengnan; Wang, Zuankai et al.
In: Journal of Magnesium and Alloys, Vol. 11, No. 4, 04.2023, p. 1472-1483.

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