Types of medium used in hybrid processes.
|Process||Polymer carrier||Abrasives used||Workpiece material||Prominent results|
|Basic AFM ||(a) Natural Rubber (NR)
(b) Butyl Rubber
|SiC||Al and En8||Butyl Rubber based medium shows good performance as compared to natural rubber.|
|ECAFM ||Polypropylene glycol and polyethylene glycol||Al2O3||Electrically conductive material||(1) Excellent internal surface finishing.
(2) Electrolyte abrasives laden medium can be extruded at low extrusion pressure.
|MAAFM ||(1) Silicon-based polymer
(2) Ferromagnetic constituents
|Al2O3||Brass||Increase in the strength of the medium by applying magnetic field.|
|R-AFF ||Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR)||SiC||(Al alloy, Al alloy/SiC with 10 % SiC and 15% SiC) MMC||Rheological properties of medium were modified for getting good results regarding material removal rate and surface finish.|
|MRAFF ||Paraffin oil and grease||Sic||SS||Better surface finish as compare to AFM|
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