Experimental investigation into shaping particle-reinforced material by WEDM-HS

Z. N. Guo, X. Wang, Z. G. Huang, Tai Man Yue

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Particle-reinforced material is a kind of difficult-to-machine material. In general, it is inefficient if conventional methods are used to shape it, with worse surface quality and serious wear of the cutting tool. In this paper, the machineability when the material is machined by wire EDM is studied. A method of orthogonal design has been adopted to determine the main factors that affect the machining process. The result shows that the electric discharge energy is closely related to machining stability. A good machining effect can be attained when the electrical parameters are properly selected, otherwise, the machining may be unstable resulting in wire breakage.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-59
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2002
Event10th International Manufacturing Conference in China (IMCC 2002) - Fujian, China
Duration: 11 Oct 200211 Oct 2002


  • Orthogonal design
  • Particle-reinforced material
  • Wire electric discharge machining with high traveling speed (WEDM-HS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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