Study the Re-Sticky Phenomenon of Powder Metallurgy Debris in the Electrical Discharge Machining
The debris re-adhering on the machining surface will affect the workpiece precision in EDM; therefore, the main purpose of this research is to study the re-sticky phenomenon of the powder metallurgy (PMM) in EDM. PMM with different melting points from 1450oC to 3410oC were used as EDM materials, the copper and the tungsten were chosen as the electrodes. The polarity in EDM was depended on the pole of the electrode. For observing the re-sticky position of the debris, the electrode was set no rotation or with 200 rpm rotational speed in EDM. The results showed that the melting point of PMM did not exceed 3000oC (PMM did not contain tungsten); the debris of PMM would not re-stick on the working surface no matter what polarity was used in EDM. However, only negative polarity can cause the re-adhesive effect when the melting point of PMM exceeded 3000oC. The debris would re-stick on any machining position when the electrode was not rotated in EDM. However, the debris would adhere on the central of the working area with 200 rpm rotational speed of the electrode.
M. S. J. Hashmi, B. S. Yilbas and S. Naher
A. C. Wang et al., "Study the Re-Sticky Phenomenon of Powder Metallurgy Debris in the Electrical Discharge Machining", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 83-86, pp. 968-976, 2010