Abstract: This paper presents a review on performance improvement of roller burnishing process. Roller burnishing is a surface finishing process which is economical as compared to other surface finishing process. Roller burnishing along with good quality surface finish also gives improved surface properties. The process parameters mostly considered are burnishing speed, feed rate, number of passes and depth of penetration. Roller burnishing does not require any special arrangement for the process and can be easily carried out on a conventional lathe machine also.

Keywords: Burnishing, depth of penetration, feed rate, speed, surface hardness, surface roughness.