Analysis and Optimization of EDM Process Parameters using Taguchi Method for AISI 304

Shraddha A. Bugade and A. D. Diwate
Volume 1: Issue 1, August 2020, pp 12-22

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Shraddha A Bugade1 
Corresponding Author
1ME Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, JSPM NTC Pune, Maharashtra, India.

A. D. Diwate2
2Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, TSSM BSCOER Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Research Article -- Peer Reviewed
Published online – 14 Aug 2020

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Cite this article – Shraddha A. Bugade and A. D. Diwate, “Analysis and Optimization of EDM Process Parameters using Taguchi Method for AISI 304”, Journal of Production and Industrial Engineering, RAME Publishers, vol. 1, issue 1, pp. 12-22, August 2020.

Electrical discharge machining (EDM) is one of the most important Non-conventional machining processes. Voltage (V), Spark on time (Ton), Discharge current (Ip) are important process parameters in this technique. The values of these parameters significantly affect such machining outputs as the material removal rate. In this dissertation work three-dimensional thermo-physical model for the electrical discharge machining was developed using ANSYS software and experiment have been conducted on die sinking EDM using AISI 304 as a workpiece to investigate the effect of most significant machining parameters. For that L9 orthogonal array was developed, and material removal rate (MRR) for AISI 304 was measured for every experimental run. For validation purpose, parametric analysis using ANSYS has been conducted to predict the MRR. To find out the regression equation and optimum process parameters mathematical modeling of MRR has been carried out using MINITAB software.
Index Terms:-
Electrical discharge machining (EDM), Spark on time, Current, Voltage, Tensile test, Material Removal Rate (MRR)
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