Machining of micro-holes using micro-electro-discharge machining (micro-EDM) is an important field of micro-manufacturing technique. Micro-holes are essential features in optical devices, medical instruments, and automobile engine parts. Micro-EDM has been considered as the best non-traditional machining technique for generating micro-holes on high strength temperature resistant, and difficult to machine advanced materials such as Ti-6Al-4V. Ti-6Al-4V is a widely used material in aerospace and chemical industries. However, machining of micro-holes on Ti-6Al-4V using micro-EDM process is not fully explored. In this study, emphasis has been made to experimentally investigate the influence of various types of dielectrics, such as DEF-92 (EDM oil), pure deionized water, and Cu powder mixed deionized water on micro-EDM process response parameters, such as material removal rate (MRR), tool wear rate (TWR), overcut (OC), and taper during micro-hole machining of Ti-6Al-4V. It is observed that Cu powder mixed deionized water significantly improves the machining performance of the micro-EDM process. Furthermore, the machined profile and topography of the micro-hole obtained with Cu powder mixed deionized water is found to be better as compared to those machined with EDM oil or pure deionized water.
The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology – Springer Journals
Published: Nov 4, 2017
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.
Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.
It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera