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Table 2.

Comparison of the leading time to form the micro-dimple patterns on the stainless steel surface between the end-milling and the present micro-texturing.

Micro end-milling Time (ks) Present micro-texturing Time (ks)
Preparation of CAD data Geometric modeling of 2D micro-patterns Geometric modeling of 2D micro-patterns
Construction of data for machining Building-up of CAM data from CAD data 360 Transformation from CAD data to printing commands 1.8
Fine machining End-milling process and polishing 1000 Plasma nitriding and Sand-blasting 16.2
Total 1360 18

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