The chapter presents the influence of selected kinematic parameters on the geometrical results of the single-sided lapping process. The optimization of these parameters is aimed at improving the quality and flatness of the machined surfaces. The uniformity of tool wear was assumed as main optimization criterion. Lapping plate wear model was created and in detail was analyzed. A Matlab program was designed to simulate the abrasive particles trajectories and to count their distribution. In addition, the influence of additional guiding movements of the conditioning ring has been verified and the idea of a flexible single-sided lapping system assisted with a robot, which ensures the optimal constant wear over the diameter was presented.
Part of the book: Kinematics