Experimental and statistical investigation into micro-EDM of Hastelloy-X using PVD diamond-coated and AlTiN-coated tungsten carbide electrodes
by Asma Perveen; M.P. Jahan
International Journal of Manufacturing Research (IJMR), Vol. 16, No. 1, 2021

Abstract: This paper investigates the effectiveness of electrode coating during the micro-electro-discharge machining (micro-EDM) of a nickel-based Hastelloy X (Ni-X) using uncoated, physical vapour deposition (PVD) diamond-coated, and aluminium titanium nitride (AlTiN)-coated tungsten carbide tool electrodes. The Box-Behnken design (BBD) along with response surface methodology (RSM) was used for modelling the effect of different machining parameters, i.e., capacitance, voltage, tool rotational speed, and tool coating on the micro-EDM performance of Ni-X alloy. The micro-EDM performance was evaluated by machining time, tool wear, crater size and surface microhardness. Capacitance and voltage were found to have significant effect on machining time, tool wear and crater sizes. Increasing capacitance and voltage reduced the machining time as well as tool wear however, crater size was increased indicating rougher machined surface at higher capacitance and voltage settings. [Submitted 19 November 2018; Accepted 18 June 2019]

Online publication date: Tue, 06-Apr-2021

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Manufacturing Research (IJMR):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email subs@inderscience.com