Research on wire-cut electrical discharge machining constant discharge probability pulse power source for silicon crystals

  • Luochen Liu
  • Mingbo QiuEmail author
  • Chengjie Shao
  • Ming Zhang
  • Jianfeng Zhao


This study analyzed several disadvantages of the servo control method based on discharge probability detection in wire-cut electrical discharge machining (WEDM) for semiconductor processing. Among these disadvantages is the reduction in machining quality, cutting efficiency, and shape accuracy caused by a change in feed speed. The relationship between pulse width and discharge probability was analyzed to develop a control method based on pulse width proportional–integral–derivative (PID) control. PID adjustment of the pulse width to control discharge probability was applied to achieve constant discharge probability processing. A constant discharge probability pulse power source for WEDM was designed and constructed and subsequently applied to ordinary WEDM machines. Straight line and arc cutting experiments were carried out to prove the feasibility of the new system. The feasibility of the proposed system was verified by conducting straight line and arc cutting experiments. Process parameters were then optimized through the target probability experiment.


Silicon crystal WEDM Discharge probability Pulse power source Pulse width 


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Funding information

This project is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. U1532106 and 11275274).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luochen Liu
    • 1
  • Mingbo Qiu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Chengjie Shao
    • 1
  • Ming Zhang
    • 1
  • Jianfeng Zhao
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Mechanical and Electrical EngineeringNanjing University of Aeronautics and AstronauticsNanjingPeople’s Republic of China

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