Optimization of Process Parameters to Achieve Nano Level Surface Quality on Polycarbonate

Neha Khatri, Vinod Mishra, Rama Gopal V Sarepaka
2012 International Journal of Computer Applications  
Optical grade plastics are increasingly being used as magnifiers in Ophthalmic Optical Instrumentation applications. In its effort to develop indigenously aspheric technology-based Ophthalmic Optical aids, the Aspheric Group at CSIO has studied the machining and surface characteristics of optical grade plastics. Generally, PMMA and polycarbonate considered as suitable candidates for aspheric Visual aids. In the study presented, optical grade polycarbonate is explored for its single-point
more » ... single-point diamond turning (SPDT) features and its profile characteristics. This study focuses on the optimization of SPDT machining parameters viz: tool feed rate, depth of cut, spindle speed for a given tool nose radius. In this study, the machining sensitivity in terms of surface roughness and profile error (Pt) is investigated. It is found that machining parameters play a major role in surface quality optimization in terms of roughness and profile. Based on optimized machining parameters, good quality aspheric lens is developed. Keywords Single point diamond turning (SPDT), Surface roughness, Profile error, machining parameters and tool path
doi:10.5120/7412-0507 fatcat:v74ymgxyc5dfff336h72hjv4eq