Ultrasonic vibration assisted Electro-discharge machining of microholes in Nitinol

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Title Ultrasonic vibration assisted Electro-discharge machining of microholes in Nitinol
Author Huang, H; Zhang, Hong; Zhou, L; Zheng, H Y
Journal Name Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
Year Published 2003
Place of publication Washington
Publisher Institute of Physics
Abstract An ultrasonic vibration has been superposed on the normal electrode movement to increase the flushing effect during a micro electro-discharge machining (EDM) process. A systematic study on the effects of ultrasonic vibration on the EDM performance for fabricating microholes in Nitinol has been completed. The introduction of ultrasonic vibration to the micro-EDM process has increased the machining efficiency more than 60 times, without significantly increasing the electrode wear. Numerical simulation reveals that the efficiency improvement is attributed to the strong stirring effect caused by ultrasonic vibration, which results in an excellent flushing in the micro-EDM process.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://journals.iop.org/
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0960-1317/13/5/322
Volume 13
Page from 693
Page to 700
ISSN 0960-1317
Date Accessioned 2006-07-11
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Subject PRE2009-Mechanical Engineering
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/24534
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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