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ASM Handbook

Machining

ASM International
Volume
16
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-188-7
Publication date:
1989
Book Chapter

Electrical Discharge Machining

By
John E. Fuller
John E. Fuller
Rockwell International
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Published:
1989
Page range:
557 - 564

Abstract

This article discusses the use of a shaped electrode for electrical discharge machining (EDM). It describes the operational methodology of the EDM. Topography, metallurgical and chemical effects, and surface integrity of the EDM surface are reviewed. The article provides information on the characteristics of electrodes and the process features of electrode manufacturing. Functions of the dielectric fluids and applications of the EDM are discussed. The article reviews the advancement in EDM such as no-wear EDM and computer numerically controlled vertical EDM. It analyzes the applications and process of the traveling wire EDM. Health and safety measures for the EDM process are also discussed.

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John E. Fuller, 1989. "Electrical Discharge Machining", Machining

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