Comparison of Micro-Holes Produced By Micro-EDM with Laser Machining
Mohammed Sarvar Rasheed
Eng. Mohammed Sarvar Rasheed, Industrial Technology Department, Baynounah Institute of Science and technology, ADVETI, UAE.
Manuscript received on February 05, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on February 11, 2013. | Manuscript published on February 15, 2013. | PP: 14-18 | Volume-1 Issue-3, February 2013. | Retrieval Number: C0159020213/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: In the MEMS and micro machining worlds, micro-hole making is among the most frequently performed operations. There are many machining processes such as electro-discharge machining (EDM), laser beam machining (LBM), electro-chemical machining (ECM) and ultrasonic machining (USM) etc., used for creating micro-holes. But each machining process has its advantages and disadvantages depending upon the hole diameter, aspect ratio and material used. In this research paper, micro-holes were produced using the laser machining process and these micro-holes were compared with micro-holes produced by micro-EDM. The comparison is done for MRR, dimensional accuracy (including diameter at the entrance and exit, overcut, taper angle and circularity) and surface topography of micro-holes.
Keywords: micro-holes, micro-EDM, LBM.