Title: Method for the evaluation of the materials machinability by electrical discharge machining

Authors: Laurentiu Slatineanu, Margareta Coteata, Oana Dodun, Dan Adrian Anton

Addresses: Department of Machine Manufacturing Technology, Technical University 'Gh. Asachi' of Iasi, 59A, D. Mangeron Blvd., Iasi, 700 050, Romania. ' Department of Machine Manufacturing Technology, Technical University 'Gh. Asachi' of Iasi, 59A, D. Mangeron Blvd., Iasi, 700 050, Romania. ' Department of Machine Manufacturing Technology, Technical University 'Gh. Asachi' of Iasi, 59A, D. Mangeron Blvd., Iasi, 700 050, Romania. ' Department of Machine Manufacturing Technology, Technical University 'Gh. Asachi' of Iasi, 59A, D. Mangeron Blvd., Iasi, 700 050, Romania

Abstract: One of the ways to evaluate the material|s machinability by electrical discharge machining is based on the quantity of material removed from the test piece through a single electrical discharge. Relatively simple equipment able to allow the evaluation of machinability on the basis of the above-mentioned principle has been built and used for experiments.

Keywords: electrical discharge machining; EDM; electro-dicharge machining; machinability; single electrical discharge; gap size; equipment; material removal.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMMM.2009.023396

International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials, 2009 Vol.5 No.2/3, pp.290 - 307

Published online: 20 Feb 2009 *

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