Process Fingerprint in Micro-EDM Drilling
AbstractThe micro electrical discharge machining (micro-EDM) process is extensively used in aerospace, automotive, and biomedical industries for drilling small holes in difficult-to-machine materials. However, due to the complexity of the electrical discharge phenomena, optimization of the processing parameters and quality control are time-consuming operations. In order to shorten these operations, this study investigates the applicability of a process fingerprint approach in micro-EDM drilling. This approach is based on the monitoring of a few selected physical quantities, which can be controlled in-line to maximize the drilling speed and meet the manufacturing tolerance. A Design of Experiments (DoE) is used to investigate the sensitivity of four selected physical quantities to variations in the processing parameters. Pearson’s correlation is used to evaluate the correlation of these quantities to some main performance and hole quality characteristics. Based on the experimental results, the potential of the process fingerprint approach in micro-EDM drilling is discussed. The results of this research provide a foundation for future in-line process optimization and quality control techniques based on machine learning. View Full-Text
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Bellotti, M.; Qian, J.; Reynaerts, D. Process Fingerprint in Micro-EDM Drilling. Micromachines 2019, 10, 240.
Bellotti M, Qian J, Reynaerts D. Process Fingerprint in Micro-EDM Drilling. Micromachines. 2019; 10(4):240.Chicago/Turabian Style
Bellotti, Mattia; Qian, Jun; Reynaerts, Dominiek. 2019. "Process Fingerprint in Micro-EDM Drilling." Micromachines 10, no. 4: 240.
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