Fabrication of MMC material for EDM electrode

Hassan, N. H and Mohd. Zain , N. and Wahab, M. S. and Ibrahim , Mustafa Fabrication of MMC material for EDM electrode. Proceedings of 2009 Student Conference on Research and Development (SCOReD 2009) .

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Abstract

Electrical discharge machining (EDM) is one of the commonly used nontraditional machining methods to produce die cavities by the erosive effect of electrical discharges. This method is popular due to the fact that a relatively soft electrically conductive tool electrode can machine hard workpiece. However, production cost increase with the complexity of the eroded cavity. Recently, new approach for fabrication of EDM electrodes using rapid prototyping (RP) technology has been investigated with one main objective which is to reduce production cost, due to RP technology's ability to produce three dimensional objects from its CAD data source regardless the complexity. This research focus on fabrication of metal matrix composite (MMC) electrode by mixing copper powder with Al2O3 powder.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:electrical discharge machining; EDM electrode; rapid prototyping; rapid tooling; metal matrix composite
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ1-162 Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
ID Code:3266
Deposited By:Norfauzan Md Sarwin
Deposited On:08 Nov 2012 11:42
Last Modified:08 Nov 2012 15:49

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