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Influence of TaC Powder Additive on electrical discharge machining of stainless Steel

Mohd Zain, Zakaria and Mohammed, Baba Ndaliman and Khan, Ahsan Ali and Mohammad , Yeakub Ali (2011) Influence of TaC Powder Additive on electrical discharge machining of stainless Steel. In: 2nd International Conference on Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering 2011 (ICME 2011), 6-7 June 2011, Batu Pahat, Johor.

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Surfaces machined by electrical discharge machining (EDM) can be improved in terms of hardness and corrosion resistance by addition of powder to the dielectric fluid during EDM. In the present study TaC powder was mixed at three different concentrations with kerosene as dielectric fluid during EDM. The output parameters investigated were material removal rate (MRR), surface roughness (SR) and microhardness. During machining, the discharge current was varied between 2.5 and 6.5A, while powder concentration ranges between 5 and 15 g/l. Results indicate that the surface roughness were found to be lowest at 2.5A under long machining periods of various concentrations of the powder. MRR was found to be the highest with the current of 6.5A and powder concentration of 15g/l. Microhardness decreases with increasing current at TaC powder concentration of 15g/l.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3129/1885
Uncontrolled Keywords: EDM, Surface Roughness, Micro-hardness, Material Removal Rate, Electrode Wear
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS200 Metal manufactures. Metalworking
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Ahsan Ali Khan
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2011 13:22
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2011 14:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1885

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