Chemical and Materials Engineering Vol. 5(3), pp. 55 - 64
DOI: 10.13189/cme.2017.050301
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Investigation of Surface Roughness, Kerf Width and MRR on AISI D2 Steel Machined by Wire EDM


M. Shunmuga Priyan *, J.D. Darwin
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Loyola Institute of Technology & Science, India

ABSTRACT

Engineering industry has made tremendous growth in its manufacturing fields in the last decade but still the modern machines are not utilized up to the desired level. Wire electrical discharge machining (WEDM) is one such sophisticated machining process used in industry, which is a high-speed cutting and high-precision machining to realize productivity and improved accuracy for all manufacturing parts. Optimisation of the operating parameters of WEDM will result in efficiency with regard to higher surface finish and maximum material removal rate. The present investigation of the cutting performance on die steel with different parameters such as pulse on time, pulse off time, servo voltage, wire feed, current and cutting speed were involved to determine by which using wire electric discharge machining(WEDM) process. The shape of the wire and base material dimensions of brass wire 0.25mm diameter and AISI D2 steel with 100× 100 × 10 mm were carried out. The cutting performance outputs considered in this study are material removal rate (MRR), Kerf width and surface roughness (Ra). Experiments were carried out under Taguchi's L16 orthogonal array under different conditions of parameters. An optimal combination of WEDM parameters for proper machining of AISI D2 steel to achieve better surface roughness and Materials Removal Rate (MRR) is achieved in this investigation.

KEYWORDS
WEDM, Die Steel, MRR, Surface Roughness, Kerf Width, Optimization

Cite this paper
M. Shunmuga Priyan , J.D. Darwin (2017). Investigation of Surface Roughness, Kerf Width and MRR on AISI D2 Steel Machined by Wire EDM. Chemical and Materials Engineering, 5 , 55 - 64. doi: 10.13189/cme.2017.050301.