Design and development of a table top electrochemical micromachining tool

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

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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
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
Country/TerritoryChina
CityShanghai
Period4/19/104/23/10

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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