Electrochemical Machining (ECM)
- Prof. Amitabha Ghosh
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Electrochemical machining is a metal removal–based manufacturing process that depends upon electrochemical dissolution for metal removal mechanism. It is one of the advanced manufacturing processes for producing parts with complex shapes using metals and alloys with low machinability.
Though electrochemical machining process is of relatively recent origin, the reverse process – electroplating – has been in use since a long time. The basic process is indicated in Fig. 1.Electrochemical Machining (ECM), Fig. 1
A metallic tool is fed at a constant rate toward the work, and the gap between the tool face and the work surface (in the machining area) is supplied with copious flow of an electrolyte (often brine) at a reasonably high rate. A large direct current at a low voltage (typically 10–15 V) is supplied to the work–tool system, the positive terminal being the work. Electrochemical dissolution ca ...
- Ghosh, A., Mallik, A.K.: Manufacturing Science, 2nd edn. Affiliated East West Press, New Delhi (2010)
- Electrochemical Machining (ECM)
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- Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology
- pp 684-688
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- 1. Ohio Eminent Scholar and The Howard D. Winbigler Professor, Director, Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio- & Nanotechnology and Biomimetics (NLB2), Ohio State University
- Prof. Amitabha Ghosh (03631)
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- 03631. Bengal Engineering & Science University, P.O. Botanic Garden, Shibpur, Howrah, 711 103, India
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