Electrochemical Micro Machining of Stainless Steel with Voltage Pulses
The purpose of this paper is to study electrochemical micro machining (ECM) technology on stainless steel. The micro machining of stainless steel is difficult by electrochemical machining, especially in machining deep micro holes, because of an oxide layer formed on the surface. To machining stainless steel, HF is usually used in electrolyte to destabilize the oxide layer. In this paper, ECM of stainless steel by applying short pulses in less toxic and corrosive electrolyte is research. The influence of electrochemical machining parameters such as voltage, current, electrolyte composition to machine stainless steel was investigated. The results showed that the oxide layer can be reduced by adding chloride and complex.
Julong Yuan, Shiming Ji, Donghui Wen and Ming Chen
H. Chen et al., "Electrochemical Micro Machining of Stainless Steel with Voltage Pulses", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 69-70, pp. 219-224, 2009