Optimization of the machining parameters for EDM wire cutting of Tungsten Carbide
1 Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engg. Deptt, BGIET, Sangrur, India
2 Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engg. Deptt, GZSCCET, Bathinda, India
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Electrical discharge machining is a thermal erosion process which is based on thermoelectric energy between the work piece and electrode. Its capability of machining in hard and difficult to cut materials has made it most popular. Tungsten carbide is widely used in industry due to its unique properties combination of hardness and wear resistance. But the machining of the tungsten carbide is very difficult. In our research we tried to find optimized procedure to cut the Tungsten carbide by variation of different parameters so that process can be carried out in maximum Material Removal Rate (MRR) with better surface finish. During the experimentation, Brass wire is used for cutting.. The experiment is designed with the help of Taguchi method and further analysis done with the help of ANOVA. In this experiment we find that the minimum mean of surface roughness is 2.214 achieved at Tension- 0.6 N, Feed- 10m/min, Flushing Pressure- 3kg/cm2, Current- 80A.
Key words: EDM Drilling / Tungsten carbide / Surface roughness / Machining of hard materials
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