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Form characterization of microhole produced by microelectrical discharge drilling

Ali, Mohammad Yeakub and Hamad, Mohd Hosni and Karim, Ahmad Izwan (2009) Form characterization of microhole produced by microelectrical discharge drilling. Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 24 (6). pp. 683-687. ISSN 1042-6914

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Abstract

This article discusses the characterization of form of microholes produced by microelectrical discharge drilling (micro-EDD) on beryllium-copper alloy using tungsten carbide electrode of 300 µm diameter. Using a fixed set of micro-EDD parameters, microholes of different aspect ratio were drilled. The selected form characteristics diameter, roundness, and taper angle were investigated. The hole diameter and roundness were estimated by using scanning electron microscope (SEM) and graphical calculation. The microhole was sectioned to measure the depth and taper angle. The variations of these form characteristics were plotted against aspect ratio. This experimental study showed that diameter, roundness error, and taper angle of the microhole increase with the increase of aspect ratio almost at the same rate. The electrode wear ratio was not insignificant for low aspect ratio microhole. However, it increased sharply with the increase of aspect ratio.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4751/1047
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aspect ratio, Beryllium copper, Characterization of microhole, Diameter enlargement, Electrode wear, Microdrilling, Microelectrical discharge drilling (micro-EDD), Microelectrical discharge machining (micro-EDM), Microhole, Microhole depth, Micromachining, Protherm, Roundness, Taper angle, Tungsten carbide
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Ms Zati Atiqah Mohamad Tanuri
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2011 16:48
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2011 16:48
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1047

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