Investigations into Wire Electrochemical Machining of Stainless Steel 304

  • Vyom Sharma
  • V. K. Jain
  • J. RamkumarEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Multidisciplinary Industrial Engineering book series (LNMUINEN)


Wire Electrochemical Micromachining (Wire-ECMM) is now under investigation by researchers around the globe due to the agility it offers to manufacturers over other advanced machining processes. A key application of this process is in cutting different shapes out of parent workpiece material of variable or uniform thickness by moving the tool along a predetermined path. The key features associated of a cut cavity (kerf) in Wire-ECMM are the fillet radius (FR) along the thickness of workpiece material, corner radius (CR) at curves and width of the kerf (S). In the present work, the dependency of these characteristic features is examined on different process parameters like applied potential(V), electrolyte concentration (C) and tool feed rate (f). Based on the results, optimum values of these parameters are identified and features like circle, triangle and square spiral are machined on Stainless steel 304.


Fillet radius Corner radius Side gap Kerf width 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology KanpurKanpurIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringMaulana Azad National Institute of TechnologyBhopalIndia

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