A new device of abrasive jet machining and application to abrasive jet printer

Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa, Takashi Sakuyama, Katsuo Syoji, Hiromitsu Onodera

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A new abrasive jet machining (AJM) device has been developed for precise etching and patterning of hard and brittle materials, such as ceramics, glass and silicon. However, since conventional AJM devices cannot control precisely the amount of blasting abrasives, applying this method to precision machining has been difficult. Moreover, in the machining of small holes, colliding abrasives accumulate in the bottom of the hole, preventing the direct impact of successive abrasives onto the workpiece. As a result, the machining efficiency decreases as the machining progresses. In the present paper, the machining characteristics of the new AJM device are investigated, and direct etching and patterning of glass without masking are demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-110
Number of pages8
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1


  • Abrasive Jet Machining
  • Blasting
  • Direct Etching
  • Micro-Mechanical Fabrication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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