System Design and Low-Speed Kinematics Characteristic Analysis of Electrochemical Micro-Machining Equipment
Electrochemical micro-machining (EMM) appears to be very promising as a future micro-machining technique, since in many areas of applications, it offers many advantages, which include excellent machining precision and control, high machining rate, perfect surface quality and a wide range of materials that can be machined, regardless of their strength and toughness. In the paper, a new style EMM equipment for micro-holes is presented. Double vertical column style structure is chosen as the main mechanical structure of the equipment, which has the advantage of excellent structure rigidity, compact framework dimension as well as good maneuverability and maintainability. In order to verify the reliability of this EMM equipment, some measurement works including static measurements, assembling interferences checking and kinematics simulation have been done. Furthermore, the low-speed kinematics characteristics of the developed EMM equipment are concentrated. The kinematics simulation results indicate that the developed EMM equipment can satisfy the requirements for low-speed motion and anti-interference characteristics of EMM process.
Hun Guo, Zuo Dunwen, Hongli Xu, Chun Su, Chunjie Liu and Weidong Jin
Z. Y. Li et al., "System Design and Low-Speed Kinematics Characteristic Analysis of Electrochemical Micro-Machining Equipment", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 458, pp. 349-354, 2011