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A study of micro-electro discharge machining electrode wear

Pham, Duc Truong, Ivanov, Atanas, Bigot, Samuel, Popov, Krastimir Borisov and Dimov, Stefan Simeonov 2007. A study of micro-electro discharge machining electrode wear. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science 221 (5) , pp. 605-612. 10.1243/0954406JMES413

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Abstract

This paper studies the influence of factors contributing to electrode wear during the micro-electro discharge machining (EDM) process. The paper proposes a method for calculating the volumetric wear ratio based only on geometrical information obtained from the process. The objective of the work is to investigate the suitability of micro-EDM electrode wear compensation methods. Electrode shape deformation and random variations in the volumetric wear are studied as two main factors affecting the applicability of wear compensation methods as well as indicating the accuracy achievable with micro-EDM. EDM drilling and EDM milling are regarded as separate processes as they require different approaches in investigating and implementing the results of the study.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems At Cardiff (CAMSAC)
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Uncontrolled Keywords: micromachining; micro-EDM; EDM accuracy; electrode wear; microfeatures
Publisher: SAGE
ISSN: 0954-4062
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2017 13:08
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/8347

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