Micro Electro Discharge Machining (EDM) is a prominent technology for the fabrication of micro components in many fields. Nowadays, it is used like a conventional machine tool due to favorable characteristics. This book provides the fundamental knowledge of the principles of the process and its variants, the different process parameters, the role of machine components and systems, the challenges, and how to eliminate processing errors. It also includes real life applications of micro EDM in different areas with the most relevant examples.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Micro EDM. 2. General Components of Machine Tool. 3. Micro EDM Milling. 4. Micro Die-Sinking EDM. 5. Micro EDM Drilling. 6. Other Relevant Process Variants of Micro EDM. 7. Effect of Different Machining Parameters on the Quality of Machining. 8. Different Machining Inaccuracies and Their Causes. 9. Modeling of Micro EDM. 10. Tool Wear Modeling and Compensation Methods.
Ajay M. Sidpara completed his B.E. from Government Engineering Collage, Bhuj (Gujarat University) in 2001, M.E. from M. S. University of Baroda in 2004, and Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in 2013. He is working as an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He has more than 15 years of teaching and research experience. His research interests are surface finishing and micro machining.
He has received several awards (Gandhian Young Technology Innovation Award 2013, Young Engineer Award by IE(India) 2015 , CSR Innovation Award 2016). He received the research funding from BRNS - Bombay, SERB - New Delhi and GE Power India Limited. He has published more than 30 research papers in the international journals, 13 book chapters, more than 30 conference papers and filed 3 Indian patents. He is a reviewer in more than 20 international journals.
Ganesh Malayath completed his B.Tech. in mechanical engineering from Government Engineering Collage Thrissur and M. Tech. in manufacturing technology from National Institute of Technology Calicut. He is currently pursuing his research on micro EDM in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He has published 3 research papers in the international journals, 1 book chapter, 4 conference papers and filed 1 Indian patent.