Design and development of a table top electrochemical micromachining tool

R. Thanigaivelan, R. M. Arunachalam, V. Subburam

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

The objective of this research is to design and develop a table top electrochemical micromachining tool. The developed setup has the capability to change the inter electrode gap (IEG) which will be in the range of 20-50 μm. The microcontroller controls the IEG by a stepper motor. The I EG is maintained constant throughout the machining by a closed loop control system using a current sensor as a feedback. The tool electrode advances with the resolution of 2 μm along the Z axis. Using the developed EMM setup, micro holes have been drilled in 304 stainless steel workpiece.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th International Symposium on Electromachining, ISEM 2010
PublisherShanghai Jiaotong University Press
Pages633-636
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event16th International Symposium on Electromachining, ISEM 2010 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Apr 19 2010Apr 23 2010

Other

Other16th International Symposium on Electromachining, ISEM 2010
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period4/19/104/23/10

    Fingerprint

Keywords

  • Electrochemical micromachining ( EMM)
  • Inter electrode gap (IEG)
  • Pulse on-time
  • Stainless steel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this

Thanigaivelan, R., Arunachalam, R. M., & Subburam, V. (2010). Design and development of a table top electrochemical micromachining tool. In 16th International Symposium on Electromachining, ISEM 2010 (pp. 633-636). Shanghai Jiaotong University Press.