Title: Response Surface Methodology-based approach to Electrochemical Deburring (ECD) of SS304 stainless steel workpiece

Authors: D. Shome, S. Mitra, S. Sarkar

Addresses: Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur-721302, India. ' Department of Production Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata-700032, India. ' Department of Production Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata-700032, India

Abstract: Deburring operations with high efficiency and full automation of the conventional burr removal methods are extremely difficult. A promising solution is provided by Electrochemical Deburring (ECD). Successful utilisation of ECD, in present day manufacturing, demands extensive research for economical manufacturing of engineering products. In the present research, Response Surface Methodology (RSM) is used to develop predictive models by studying the influence of main process parameters of ECD process of SS304 stainless steel workpiece on various deburring characteristics. High values for coefficient of determination, obtained through Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), ensure satisfactory fit of the developed models to the experimental data.

Keywords: ECD; burr height; base metal removal; RSM; CCD; ANOVA; response surface methodology; electrochemical deburring; stainless steel.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPD.2008.019117

International Journal of Product Development, 2008 Vol.6 No.1, pp.2 - 15

Published online: 29 Jun 2008 *

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