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Wire electrical discharge machining for microfabrication

Ali, Mohammad Yeakub and N.I, Rashidah and N.A, Azima (2007) Wire electrical discharge machining for microfabrication. In: International Conference on Mechanical Engineering 2007 (ICME 2007), 29-31 December, 2007, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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This paper discusses the application of conventional wire electrical discharge machining (WEDM) for fabrication of miniaturized components using low pulse energy. The surface finish of the fabricated microparts was investigated for different level of discharge current at constant gap voltage and pulse-on time. Miniaturized gears of 3.58 mm outside diameter were fabricated from copper blank as an example. The fabricated microgears were inspected by using scanning electron microscope (SEM) (JSM-5600, JEOL, Japan) where higher accuracy and geometrical integrity were observed. The surface roughness of the microgear was measured by using surface profiler (Surftest SV-500, Mitutoyo, Japan). An average surface roughness (Ra) of 1.8 μm and dimensional accuracy of 1-2% were achieved.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 4751/27174
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TS Manufactures
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. Ir. Dr. Mohammad Yeakub Ali
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2013 16:07
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2013 16:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/27174

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