Session 3: Advances in Research
This paper will discuss the design of tooling and electrochemical finishing conditions used to polish additively manufactured Mo (refractory) components.
Advances in Surface Finishing Technology
This paper will discuss recent developments toward the demonstration of a process to electrochemically finish the feedhorn arrays produced with Mo by EBM additive manufacturing. Specifically, we will discuss developments toward achieving optimal electrochemical processing conditions, surface finish, nominal tooling, and performance. Unlike conventional surface finishing processes that either use media or machine tools to physically modify the surface, electrochemistry can be used as a non-contact flexible approach, to finish hard to reach surfaces such as the internal channels of refractory materials that may be inaccessible to conventional processes. This paper will focus on pulse/pulse reverse electrofinishing processes developed by Faraday Technology and the technique to scale this approach to functional parts of interest.