Snapshot of Micro EDM technology for industry

J. Valentinčič, Giuliano Bissacco, S. Bigot

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Abstract

In this paper, the performances and requirements of conventional Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) and micro EDM technologies are described in order to explore obstacles to the introduction of micro EDM technologies into industrial environment. Special attention is given to machine tool accuracy, machining accuracy, electric pulses, pulse generators and environmental requirements. EDM has been widely used in toolmaking industry to produce dies, moulds and other tools for mass production. It was also found suitable for machining meso and micro structures, since its removal mechanism induces very low machining forces. In particular, a new technology called micro EDM milling, employing milling like strategies, was developed to enable the machining of 3D micro features.
Keyword: Micro EDM milling,Microtechnologies,Pulse generator,Accuracy,Die-sinking EDM
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Multi Material Micro Manufacture (4M-ICOMM)
Publication date2009
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Multi-Material Micro-Manufacture(4M) and the International Conference on Micro-Manufacture (ICOMM) - Karlsruhe, Germany
Duration: 23 Sep 200925 Sep 2009
Conference number: 5th
http://www.4m-association.org/conference/2009

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Multi-Material Micro-Manufacture(4M) and the International Conference on Micro-Manufacture (ICOMM)
Number5th
CountryGermany
CityKarlsruhe
Period23/09/200925/09/2009
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