energy efficiency, sustainable development, slide diamond burnishing, surface finish


In the research we provide a brief overview of the context of the topic, starting from the issues of energy efficiency and environmental awareness and sustainable development, through the positive properties of alternative forms of processing such as diamond burnishing, to the examination of the surface finish, which plays a key role in the relationship between surface quality and diamond burnishing. In the first chapter of this paper, the science of sustainable development, industrial ecology and its different systems models are presented, leading to the three pillars of sustainable development. In the same chapter, we touch on the relationship between energy- and eco-efficiency, their characteristics, recent research results and impacts. We present the dimensions and material quality of the test piece on which the tests were carried out. This will be followed by a description of the technological characteristics of the turning and diamond-burnishing processes. The characteristics and usefulness of the Abbott-Firestone curve are listed, and the improvement factors and K-coefficients are calculated. In the third section, experimental results are presented by examining the data of the Abbott-Firestone surface curves, which are presented using both the improvement factors and the K-coefficients to draw conclusions by examining the different technological parameters. We conclude our study by summarizing the results of our research.

Author Biographies

Smolnicki Szilárd, University of Miskolc, Hungary

PhD student, Institute of Production Science, University of Miskolc, Hungary. Born in 1998 in Kazincbarcika. He graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Information Technology of the University of Miskolc in 2023. In September 2023 he started his PhD studies at the Institute of Production Engineering, University of Miskolc. Research interests: energy efficiency and eco-efficiency of manufacturing processes. Thesis supervisor: Dr. Gyula Varga

Varga Gyula, University of Miskolc, Hungary

Associate professor, University of Miskolc, Department of Production Engineering, Miskolc - Egyetemváros, Hungary. Born in 1955. He graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Heavy Industry Technical University in 1979. From 1979-1981 he was a research fellow at the Mechanical Engineering Department. From 1981 to 1990 he was a research fellow at the Research Institute of Combustion Technology. After that he was a university assistant professor. He defended his PhD thesis summa cum laude in 1990 and his PhD thesis summa cum laude in 1996. Since 1991 he has been Adjunct Professor, since 1997 Associate Professor, since 2015 Deputy Director of the Institute. He is a member of several professional organisations, a leading officer, and a recipient of scientific and professional awards and scholarships. His specialities are: environmentally friendly cutting techniques and diamond ironmongery.


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Mechanical processing of materials, the theory of cutting materials, mathematical and computer simulation of machining p