Development and Experimental Study of MWEDM Prototype


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A Micro Wire Electrical Discharge Machining (MWEDM) prototype is developed for fabricating micro complex parts. It mainly includes granite basement, micro energy pulse generator, precise servo mechanics, detection and servo control system, constant tension winding systems. Experiments are done on the prototype. Experimental results show that: the peak current and pulse duration have obvious influence on surface roughness and machining time, and they also have an optimum value for the highest cutting speed. The servo reference voltage also influences the surface roughness and machining time. Utilizing micro wire electrode with diameter in 30m, the MWEDM can machine micro slot with minimum size of 38m, which proves that the discharge gap width can be controlled not more than 4um, and so small discharge gap is beneficial for part’s machining accuracy. All kinds of complex micro part (such as micro gear, micro bearing bracket, micro shaped holes, etc.) can also be machined by this prototype.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 314-316)

Edited by:

Jian Gao






R. N. Huang et al., "Development and Experimental Study of MWEDM Prototype", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 314-316, pp. 1841-1845, 2011

Online since:

August 2011




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