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Influence of grain size on the wear behavior of CVD diamond coatings in micro-EDM

  • Eckart Uhlmann
  • Stefan Rosiwal
  • Katharina Bayerlein
  • Markus Röhner
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Abstract

In order to reduce wear and therewith enhance the microelectrical discharge machining (µ-EDM) results, a coated electrode was used. The paper presents the results of investigations into the influence of grain size of the boron-doped CVD diamond coating on the wear behavior in microsinking EDM. Experimental investigations show that nanocrystalline coatings exhibited smaller discharge craters compared to those for microcrystalline diamond coatings, and microcrystalline coating showed melted material around the discharge crater. The finding will be subjected to further investigations.

Keywords

Boron-doped CVD diamond Microsinking EDM Tool electrode materials 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eckart Uhlmann
    • 1
  • Stefan Rosiwal
    • 2
  • Katharina Bayerlein
    • 2
  • Markus Röhner
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design TechnologyBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Material Science and Technology of MetalsUniversity Erlangen–NürnbergErlangenGermany

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