Title: Research on non-contact ultrasonic vibration assisted rotating electrical discharge machining (EDM) machine tool

Authors: Dong Yinghuai; Song Jianbao; Li Guangyan; Wang Yan; Xue Wei

Addresses: School of Mechanical Engineering, Tianjin University of Science and Technology, 1038 Dagu South Road, Hexi District, Tianjin, 300222, China ' School of Mechanical Engineering, Tianjin University of Science and Technology, 1038 Dagu South Road, Hexi District, Tianjin, 300222, China ' School of Mechanical Engineering, Tianjin University of Science and Technology, 1038 Dagu South Road, Hexi District, Tianjin, 300222, China ' School of Mechanical Engineering, Tianjin University of Science and Technology, 1038 Dagu South Road, Hexi District, Tianjin, 300222, China ' School of Mechanical Engineering, Tianjin University of Science and Technology, 1038 Dagu South Road, Hexi District, Tianjin, 300222, China

Abstract: Electrical discharge machining (EDM) is a nontraditional machining method by using pulsed spark discharge between workpiece and electrode to melt and remove metal. The traditional power supply method uses carbon brush and slip ring. This contact type has power supply at the contact point. Problems such as carbon deposition, leakage, and easy generation of electric sparks restrict the improvement of the rotation speed of the electrode and pose a safety hazard. The non-contact power supply technology based on the principle of electromagnetic induction can effectively solve the above problems, which can provide conditions for high-speed rotation of the electrode. In order to improve the processing quality and efficiency, this study aimed to design a small ultrasonic vibration assisted EDM machine, which can effectively avoid spark concentration and abnormal arc generation.

Keywords: EDM; electrical discharge machining; electromagnetic induction; non-contact; ultrasonic vibration; EDM machine.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNM.2021.113298

International Journal of Nanomanufacturing, 2021 Vol.17 No.1, pp.1 - 12

Received: 21 Aug 2019
Accepted: 15 Jun 2020

Published online: 17 Feb 2021 *

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