Determining Optimum EDM Parameters in Drilling a Small Hole by Taguchi Method

A. R., Yusoff and Z., Ghazalli and Hazami, Che Hussain (2009) Determining Optimum EDM Parameters in Drilling a Small Hole by Taguchi Method. International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 17 (4). pp. 345-352. ISSN 1368-2148. (Published)

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Electro Discharge Machining (EDM) process uses electric sparks to generate high temperature and melts the workpiece material. In drilling process of EDM, electro thermal mechanism between electrode and workpiece creates a hole. The present study performs Taguchi method to search the optimal process parameters for high speed super drill machine that was used to make a small hole from aluminium material. An Orthogonal (OA) array, main effect, Signal-to-Noise (S/N) ration and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) were employed to investigate the hole size of the copper electrode of diameter 1.0 mm penetration. The optimum EDM hole process can be established through this method and the major parameters that effect the hole enlarge can be also detected and verified the effectiveness through experimental results.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Taguchi methods; high speed drilling; optimisation; hole size; electrode wear; small holes; EDM; electro-discharge machining; electrical discharge machining; process parameters; aluminium; copper electrodes.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Zakri Ghazalli
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2015 04:30
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2018 02:15
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