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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 Grinding

Published:
1989
Page range:
565 - 567

Abstract

Electrical discharge grinding (EDG) is much like electrical discharge machining except that the electrode (tool) is a rotating graphite wheel. This article commences with a schematic illustration of a setup for EDG wheels and discusses the control operation of the EDG setup. It tabulates typical applications and conditions for the EDG of stainless steels using 300 mm diameter wheels. The article describes the process characteristics of the EDG in terms of applications, surface finish, corner radius, and wheel wear. It concludes with a graphical illustration of the effect of heat in electrical discharge grinding on the surface hardness of various work metals.

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1989. "Electrical Discharge Grinding", Machining

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