Studying the Parameters of EDM Based Micro- Cutting Holes Using ANOVA
Engineering and Technology Journal,
2013, Volume 31, Issue 15, Pages 2876-2884
AbstractMicro -EDM is one of an important method in machining holes which is used in wide
applications to fabricate medical devices and small dies. This work study the process of
producing micro holes for copper alloy workpieces using, stainless steel electrode
and dielectric solution (tap water), using DC current and low voltage (70V) to cut
(0.7mm) thickness of copper (Cu) alloy workpieces in order to obtain the micro holes.
This work included an experimental work for electrical discharge machining
(EDM) to produce micro holes with different diameters (400, 300, 210, 200, 120,
100, 85, 75, 70) μm.
The objective of this work is to obtain an optimal setting of EDM parameters to
produce micro holes in copper alloy to achieve the optimal values of required holes
A regression model has been developed to represent this process. An approach
has been made to optimize the process parameters (current, gap distance, machining
time) using ANOVA analysis. This analysis was performed to obtain the most
significant factors influencing the production of micro holes.
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