Author: Berat Baris BULDUM
Publishing Date: 2018
Volume: 6 Issue: 1
Magnesium alloys which are lightweight and high strength materials have some limitations due to their insufficient corrosion resistance and low surface quality. To overcome these limitations, especially improving surface properties ball burnishing process was applied to magnesium alloy with different parameters like force, number of passes, feed rate and speed. For reducing number of experiments Taguchi method was used and optimum burnishing condition was determined according to S/N ratios. The results of surface roughness and hardness tests show that feed rate and force was found significant parameters for improving surface quality. When lower feed rate and higher force parameters was chosen best surface roughness value was obtained.
Keywords: Ball Burnishing, Surface Roughness, Magnesium Alloy, Taguchi.