Title: Systematic investigation on the use of plate type tools for the production of linear and circular swept surfaces on CNC EDM

Authors: M. Bayramoglu

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cukurova University, 01330 Adana, Turkey

Abstract: EDM has taken an important place in modern workshops for machining material in various conditions where the material is too hard or the workpiece is too complicated for conventional machining. One disadvantage is the need to use 3D shaped tools as these require intricate manufacturing processes and increases the cost of the EDM process. The application of CNC to EDM has offered great flexibility for the generation of 3D complex shapes by using simple type of EDM tools. This paper describes the use of simple |profiled plate electrodes| for the generation of any linear and circular swept surfaces on CNC EDM machines and introduces the machining characteristic of these type of tools using statistical techniques.

Keywords: EDM tools; CNC EDM; plate tools; electrical discharge machining; electro-discharge machining; swept surfaces; profiled plate electrodes.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2005.007482

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2005 Vol.24 No.3, pp.165 - 170

Published online: 25 Jul 2005 *

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