Journal of Applied Electrochemistry

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 253–259 | Cite as

Electrochemical machining as a method of preparing grained aluminium surfaces

  • J. E. Bannard
  • J. R. Duncan
  • G. Lewis
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Abstract

Aluminium, usually in sheet form, is often subjected to a graining process prior to further treatment. This is normally a batchwise acid pickle. A study was carried out on a laboratory scale to show that electrochemical machining can be used to produce grained aluminium surfaces by a continuous, high-rate process using non-acid electrolytes.

Keywords

Aluminium Physical Chemistry Laboratory Scale Aluminium Surface Electrochemical Machine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. E. Bannard
    • 1
  • J. R. Duncan
    • 1
  • G. Lewis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Metallurgy and Materials ScienceUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK

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