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Title: Micro-EDM process investigation and comparison performance of Al2O3 and ZrO2
Authors: Ferraris, Eleonora ×
Reynaerts, Dominiek
Lauwers, Bert #
Issue Date: Aug-2011
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Series Title: CIRP Annals. Manufacturing Technology vol:60 issue:1 pages:235-238
Conference: CIRP General Assembly edition:60 location:Budapest, Hungary date:21-27 August
Abstract: This paper investigates the micro-EDM behaviour of an Al3O2 and ZrO2 based electrically conductive ceramic composites. The influence of the generator parameters on material removal rate, relative tool wear, surface quality and material removal mechanism is investigated towards the definition of suitable micro-EDM technologies. The study is based on a design of experiments, supported by a fundamental investigation of the generator parameters. Similar variations trends to the machining of steel are observed within the investigated process window, for exception of the tool wear performance. The developed EDM technologies are finally validated through the fabrication of industrial demonstrators.

Keywords: Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM), Ceramics, Micromachining
ISSN: 0007-8506
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Production Engineering, Machine Design and Automation (PMA) Section
Mechanical Engineering Technology TC, Technology Campus De Nayer Sint-Katelijne-Waver
Technologiecluster Werktuigkundige Industriƫle Ingenieurstechnieken
× corresponding author
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