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Investigation of process parameters for stable micro dry wire electrical discharge machining

Banu, Asfana and Ali, Mohammad Yeakub and Abd Rahman, Md Nizam and Konneh, Mohamed (2019) Investigation of process parameters for stable micro dry wire electrical discharge machining. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 103 (1-4). pp. 723-741. ISSN 0268-3768 E-ISSN 1433-3015 (In Press)

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Abstract

Micro dry wire electrical discharge machining (μDWEDM) is a process where gas is used as the dielectric fluid instead of a liquid. In this process, certain modifications of wire electrical discharge machining (WEDM) are needed during the machining operation to achieve stable machining. Smooth and stable machining operation in μDWEDM process remains as a critical issue. Thus, this paper presents the investigation of process parameters for a stable μDWEDM process. The investigation was performed on a stainless steel (SS304) with a tungsten wire as the electrode using integrated multi-process machine tool, DT 110 (Mikrotools Inc., Singapore). The experimentation method used in this phase was a conventional experimental method, one-factor-at-a-time (OFAT). Types of dielectric fluid, dielectric fluid pressure, polarity, threshold, wire tension, wire feed rate, wire speed, gap voltage, and capacitance were the controlled parameters. The machined microchannels were observed using scanning electron microscope (SEM). Stable and smooth machining operation of μDWEDM was found to be with compressed air as the dielectric fluid, workpiece positive polarity, 24% threshold, 0.0809 N wire tension, 0.2 μm/s wire feed rate, and 0.6 rpm wire speed.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4751/76469
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dry EDM; DEDM; Dry WEDM; DWEDM; Micro dry wire EDM; μDWEDM
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401 Materials of engineering and construction
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohammad Yeakub Ali
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2020 12:16
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2020 12:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/76469

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