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A hybrid machining process combining micro-EDM and laser beam machining of nickel-titanium based shape memory alloy

Al-Ahmari, A. and Rasheed, M. Sarvar and Khan Mohammed, Muneer and Saleh, Tanveer (2016) A hybrid machining process combining micro-EDM and laser beam machining of nickel-titanium based shape memory alloy. Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 31 (4). pp. 447-455. ISSN 1042-6914

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Abstract

Micro-EDM is a slow process as compared to laser machining, on the contrary laser machining lacks good surface quality. To overcome the drawbacks of both these processes, this paper suggests a hybrid machining process which combines laser and micro-EDM processes for drilling micro-holes in advanced engineering materials such as Nickel-Titanium (Ni-Ti) based shape memory alloy. To achieve the objective of the suggested hybrid process, pilot holes are drilled with laser machine and rimmed out by micro-EDM drilling. The suggested process requires investigation of various combinations of micro-EDM drilling process conditions to obtain optimum machining parameters for the hybrid process. It has been found that the proposed hybrid machining process resulted in 50-65% reduction in machining time without affecting the quality of micro-holes as compared to the standard micro-EDM process.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6808/43005
Uncontrolled Keywords: Micro, holes, EDM, Laser, Machining, Shape, memory, Ni-Ti
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Tanveer Saleh CEng MIMechE
Date Deposited: 20 May 2015 14:28
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2017 08:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/43005

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