Effect of Machine Feed Rate on Kerf-Width, Material Removal Rate, and Surface Roughness in Machining of Al/SiC Composite Material with Wire Electrical Discharge Machine

Manoj Modi 1 , Gopal Agarwal 2 , Swati D Chaugaonkar 3 , Umesh Bhatia 4  and Veerendra Patil 4
  • 1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Acropolis Institute of Technology and Research, Indore, India
  • 2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India
  • 3 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science, Indore, India
  • 4 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Acropolis Institute of Technology and Research, Indore, India

Abstract

The impact of machine feed rates of Wire Electric Discharge Machining on the kerf-width (K-width), material-removal-rate (MR-R), and surface-roughness (S-R) in the machining of Al/SiC composite is practically analysed. The relation among the feed rates of machine and K-width, MR-R, S-R is graphically acquired. It is demonstrated that lesser rate of feed is responsible for generation of larger K-width, lesser MR-R, and good finish as compared to more feed rate.

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