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Investigation on particle generation by micro-electro discharge machining
Author(s): Sourav Mitra; . Muralidhara; N. J. Vasa; Singaperumal M.
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Paper Abstract

In the present work the scope of using micro-electro discharge machining (micro-EDM) technique to generate metalnanoparticles is studied and thermal conductivity of the fluid with particles generated using micro-EDM is characterized. In the experiment, aluminum workpiece is machined with an aluminum tool electrode in deionized water. 40 to 96 V is applied for machining with pulse-on duration being varied between 10 and 100 microseconds. The particle count analysis reveals that low voltage and high pulse-on duration favors formation of smaller sized particles, as predicted by the developed model. A thermal conductivity measurements show 4% rise in thermal conductivity with the sample (0.004% by wt. in deionized water) produced by micro-EDM setup.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7590, Micromachining and Microfabrication Process Technology XV, 75900J (17 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.845709
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Sourav Mitra, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (India)
. Muralidhara, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (India)
N. J. Vasa, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (India)
Singaperumal M., Indian Institute of Technology Madras (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7590:
Micromachining and Microfabrication Process Technology XV
Mary Ann Maher; Jung-Chih Chiao; Paul J. Resnick, Editor(s)

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