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Electro-Discharge Machining of Ceramics: A Review

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Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nazarbayev University, Astana 010000, Kazakhstan
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056, USA
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Micromachines 2019, 10(1), 10; https://doi.org/10.3390/mi10010010
Received: 28 November 2018 / Revised: 12 December 2018 / Accepted: 18 December 2018 / Published: 25 December 2018
Conventional machining techniques of ceramics such as milling, drilling, and turning experience high cutting forces as well as extensive tool wear. Nevertheless, non-contact processes such as laser machining and electro-discharge machining (EDM) remain suitable options for machining ceramics materials, which are considered as extremely brittle and hard-to-machine. Considering the importance of ceramic machining, this paper attempts to provide an insight into the state of the art of the EDM process, types of ceramics materials and their applications, as well as the machining techniques involved. This study also presents a concise literature review of experimental and theoretical research studies conducted on the EDM of ceramics. Finally, a section summarizing the major challenges, proposed solutions, and suggestions for future research directions has been included at the end of the paper. View Full-Text
Keywords: micro-EDM (electro-discharge machining); macro-EDM; ceramics; assistive EDM micro-EDM (electro-discharge machining); macro-EDM; ceramics; assistive EDM
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Bilal, A.; Jahan, M.P.; Talamona, D.; Perveen, A. Electro-Discharge Machining of Ceramics: A Review. Micromachines 2019, 10, 10. https://doi.org/10.3390/mi10010010

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Bilal A, Jahan MP, Talamona D, Perveen A. Electro-Discharge Machining of Ceramics: A Review. Micromachines. 2019; 10(1):10. https://doi.org/10.3390/mi10010010

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Bilal, Azat, Muhammad P. Jahan, Didier Talamona, and Asma Perveen. 2019. "Electro-Discharge Machining of Ceramics: A Review" Micromachines 10, no. 1: 10. https://doi.org/10.3390/mi10010010

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