Experimental investigation of the effects of tool initial surface roughness on the electrical discharge machining (EDM) performance

Experimental investigation of the effects of tool initial surface roughness on the electrical... Electrical discharge machining (EDM) has become an essential process in the modernized manufacturing, as it has been applied in diverse applications such as die cavities manufacturing for automotive components, connecting rods, and different intricate shapes. The proper choice of EDM machining conditions is one of the most critical aspects to consider in the die-sinking electrical discharge machining, as they have great influence on machining performance. Among the parameters and conditions that may affect the machining characteristics, the electrode’s initial surface roughness has not been considered in previous researches. In this study for the first time, the effects of the tool initial surface roughness on the EDM performance are investigated. Experiments are conducted on a die-sinking EDM machine with several different tool initial surface roughness values and EDM parameters to find out the effects on the EDMed workpiece surface roughness, tool wear rate (TWR), material removal rate (MRR), and the tool surface roughness after machining. The results show that TWR increases and MRR decreases by increase in tool surface roughness during finish, semi-rough, and rough EDM processes. In addition, workpiece surface roughness after EDM machining slightly depends on initial tool surface roughness, while the tool surface roughness after machining depends greatly on EDM machining parameters. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology Springer Journals

Experimental investigation of the effects of tool initial surface roughness on the electrical discharge machining (EDM) performance

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Publisher
Springer London
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer-Verlag London Ltd., part of Springer Nature
Subject
Engineering; Industrial and Production Engineering; Media Management; Mechanical Engineering; Computer-Aided Engineering (CAD, CAE) and Design
ISSN
0268-3768
eISSN
1433-3015
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00170-017-1399-2
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Abstract

Electrical discharge machining (EDM) has become an essential process in the modernized manufacturing, as it has been applied in diverse applications such as die cavities manufacturing for automotive components, connecting rods, and different intricate shapes. The proper choice of EDM machining conditions is one of the most critical aspects to consider in the die-sinking electrical discharge machining, as they have great influence on machining performance. Among the parameters and conditions that may affect the machining characteristics, the electrode’s initial surface roughness has not been considered in previous researches. In this study for the first time, the effects of the tool initial surface roughness on the EDM performance are investigated. Experiments are conducted on a die-sinking EDM machine with several different tool initial surface roughness values and EDM parameters to find out the effects on the EDMed workpiece surface roughness, tool wear rate (TWR), material removal rate (MRR), and the tool surface roughness after machining. The results show that TWR increases and MRR decreases by increase in tool surface roughness during finish, semi-rough, and rough EDM processes. In addition, workpiece surface roughness after EDM machining slightly depends on initial tool surface roughness, while the tool surface roughness after machining depends greatly on EDM machining parameters.

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The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing TechnologySpringer Journals

Published: Nov 18, 2017

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