Experimental and Mechanism Research on EDM Combined with Magnetic Field
The two disadvantages of EDM are the low material removal rate (MRR) and poor surface quality. In this investigation, EDM assisted by magnetic field (MFEDM) has been proposed for the first time to overcome above-mentioned disadvantages. Constant magnetic field was applied to the both sides of discharge channel perpendicularly to form a novel process. In experiment, EDM machine tool D703F was used to machine nonferromagnetic materials. The machining parameters discharge current and pulse duration were chosen to determine the effects on material removal rate and surface roughness.Experiment results indicate that the MRR of the combined machining is 1.2~3 times of EDM’s one. Furthermore, the value of surface roughness is also reduced. Therefore, the introduction of magnetic field to EDM has important academic and practical values to the development of EDM.
Bo Zhao, Xipeng Xu, Guangqi Cai and Renke Kang
M. R. Cao et al., "Experimental and Mechanism Research on EDM Combined with Magnetic Field", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 416, pp. 337-341, 2009