Design, Development & Experimental Investigation of Electro-Discharge Diamond Surface Grinding of Ti-6Al-4V
Abstract: Ti-6Al-4V are used extensively in aerospace, medical, marine and surgical implants etc. but it is hard to machine. Machining of advanced difficult-to-machine very hard materials (Ti-6Al-4V, composites and ceramics) is a big challenge. By conventional machining processes, their machining is not only costly but results in poor surface finish and shorter tool life. To meet these challenges, new hybrid machining process (HMP) has been developed. This article is focused on hybrid machining process comprising of conventional surface grinding along with electro-discharge machining between the periphery of metal bonded diamond grinding wheel and flat rectangular shape workpiece. This process has the advantage of shaping advance engineering materials and difficult-to- machine very hard materials. The experimental investigations of various input parameters like wheel RPM, duty factor, current and pulse on-time on material removal rate of Ti-6Al-4V in EDDSG process have been reported here on newly self designed & fabricated set up. Keywords: Electro-Discharge Diamond Surface Grinding (EDDSG), Hybrid Machining Process (HMP), Ti-6Al-4V.
Xianghua Liu, Zhengyi Jiang and Jingtao Han
M. Modi and G. Agarwal, "Design, Development & Experimental Investigation of Electro-Discharge Diamond Surface Grinding of Ti-6Al-4V", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 418-420, pp. 1478-1481, 2012