MRR Improvement in Sinking Electrical Discharge Machining: A Review


Electrical discharge machining (EDM) is one of the earliest non-traditional machining processes. EDM process is based on thermoelectric energy between the workpiece and an electrode. Material removal rate (MRR) is an important performance measure in EDM process. Since long, EDM researchers have explored a number of ways to improve and optimize the MRR including some unique experimental concepts that depart from the traditional EDM sparking phenomenon. Despite a range of different approaches, all the research work in this area shares the same objectives of achieving more efficient material removal coupled with a reduction in tool wear and improved surface quality. The paper reports research on EDM relating to improvement in MRR along with some insight into mechanism of material removal. In the end of the paper scope for future research work has been outlined.

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K. Ojha, R. Garg and K. Singh, "MRR Improvement in Sinking Electrical Discharge Machining: A Review," Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, Vol. 9 No. 8, 2010, pp. 709-739. doi: 10.4236/jmmce.2010.98051.

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