New Developments in Electrochemical Finishing
Electrochemical finishing (ECF), which is based on anodic electrochemical dissolution (ECD) process, appears to be very promising as a future finishing technique, since in many areas of applications it offers attractive advantages over traditional finishing processes such as its applicability regardless of material hardness, no cathode tool wear, smooth and bright surface, and a wide range of materials that can be finished. Therefore, in this contribution, a review is presented on current research, advancement and industrial practice in ECF. This paper highlights the influence of various predominant factors of ECF, including power supply, design and advancement of cathode tool, etc. The finishing mechanism of ECF and its hybrid processes are also concerned in this paper.
Ahmad Kamal Ariffin, Shahrum Abdullah, Aidy Ali, Andanastuti Muchtar, Mariyam Jameelah Ghazali and Zainuddin Sajuri
X. Adayi et al., "New Developments in Electrochemical Finishing", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 462-463, pp. 1026-1031, 2011