Optimization of Electrical and Non Electrical Factors in EDM for Machining Die Steel using Copper Electrode by Adopting Taguchi Technique
Ajeet Bergaley1, Narendra Sharma2

1Ajeet Bergaley, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Institute of Engineering & Technology, Khandwa Road, Indore (M.P), India.
2Narendra Sharma, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Institute of Engineering & Technology, Khandwa Road, Indore (M.P), India.
Manuscript received on 8 August 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 18 August 2013 | Manuscript Published on 30 August 2013 | PP: 44-48 | Volume-3 Issue-3, August 2013 | Retrieval Number: C1084083313/13©BEIESP
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Abstract: EDM machining is used for very hard and complex cutting of conducting materials with higher surface finish and close dimensions. EDM process parameters are affected by both electrical and non electrical parameters. In these paper cutting of hard material high carbon high chromium (HCHcr) D3 steel is done on electro discharge machine with copper as cutting tool electrode. This paper presents a work on the performance parameter optimization for material removal rate (MRR) and electrode wear rate (EWR). There are electrical and non electrical factors which influences MRR and EWR such as voltage ,current pulse on time , pulse off time , dielectric fluid material , flushing pressure, tool rotation etc. In theses paper both the electrical factors and non electrical factors has been focused which governs MRR, EWR and there optimization. Paper is based on Design of experiment and optimization of EDM process parameters .The technique used is Taguchi technique which is a statistical decision making tool helps in minimizing the number of experiments and the error associated with it. The research showed that the peak current has significant effect on material removal rate.
Keywords: Electro Discharge Machine, High Carbon High Chromium Material, Material Removal Rate, Taguchi Technique, Anova Test.

Scope of the Article: Discrete Optimization