Title: Carbon nanofillers for machining insulating ceramics
Authors: Malek, Olivier ×
Gonzalez-Julian, Jesus
Vleugels, Jef
Vanderauwera, Wouter
Lauwers, Bert
Belmonte, Manuel #
Issue Date: Oct-2011
Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd.
Series Title: Materials Today vol:14 issue:10 pages:496-501
Abstract: Diamond grinding is commonly used for machining hard ceramic materials, but the development of ceramic microcomponents with complex geometries requires alternative machining processes. Through a thermoelectric process, electrical discharge machining (EDM) enables the low cost manufacture of intricate parts that require a high degree of flexibility of the shape(1). The EDM process requires sufficient electrical conductivity of the materials (> 0.3 -1 Sm-1)(2), which are eroded by melting, evaporation, chemical interaction, and/or spalling due to discrete sparks at a very high frequency between the material (workpiece) and the tool electrode, which are both submerged in a dielectric liquid.
ISSN: 1369-7021
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of Materials Engineering - miscellaneous
Physical Metallurgy and Materials Engineering Section (-)
Production Engineering, Machine Design and Automation (PMA) Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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