An experimental investigation of tool wear in electric discharge machining

Ozgedik A. , Cogun C.

International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, cilt.27, ss.488-500, 2006 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 27
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00170-004-2220-6
  • Dergi Adı: International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.488-500


In this study, the variations of geometrical tool wear characteristics - namely, edge and front wear - and machining performance outputs - namely, workpiece removal rate, tool wear rate, relative wear and workpiece surface roughness - were investigated with varying machining parameters. Experiments were conducted using steel workpieces and round copper tools with a kerosene dielectric under different dielectric flushing conditions (injection, suction and static), discharge currents and pulse durations. The experiments have shown that machining parameters and dielectric flushing conditions had a large effect on geometric tool wear characteristics and machining performance outputs. Additionally, published research on tool wear is presented in detail in this study.