Mathematical Modeling of Diameter and Circularity Deviation in Wire Electrical Discharge Machining of a Hot Work Tool Steel

EŞME U., Kulekci M. K., Akkurt A., ŞEKER U., Ozkul I.

MATERIALS TESTING, vol.55, no.6, pp.472-477, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.3139/120.110464
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.472-477
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


The suitable selection of manufacturing process and conditions are very important in manufacturing processes to obtain good surface quality and dimensional precision. Thus, it is required to know properties relating to material, surface quality and dimensional precision by means of mathematical models which allow some predictions taking into account operation conditions such as feed rate, current and pulse on time, etc. Wire electrical discharge machining (WEDM) represents a modification of electro discharge machining (EDM) and is widely used for a long time for cutting punches and dies, shaped pockets as well as other machine parts on conductive work materials. Present work is focused on the regression modeling predicting diameter and circularity deviation of a hot work tool steel. Mathematical relationships between circularity and diameter deviation as well as WEDM cutting parameters (feed rate, current and pulse on time) have been investigated. Results show that, regression analysis can be successfully applied for this mathematical model.