Strengthening of wire electro-discharge machined SiAlON ceramic by quenching

T. C. Lee, J. H. Zhang, Chak Yin Tang

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Surface integrity plays an extremely important role in the unexpected fracture of ceramic parts and their reliability in service. This paper attempts to study the surface integrity of electro-discharge machined SiAlON ceramics and their strengthening by quenching. Flexural strength will be used for evaluating the effect of the two processes on the machined specimens. The distribution of the strength data will be further analyzed by the Weibull statistical method to give a quantitative measure of the surface integrity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1173-1178
Number of pages6
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Issue number149 PART II
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998


  • Ceramic
  • Electro-Discharge Machining
  • Quenching
  • Strength
  • Surface Integrity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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