Study on electrical discharge machining characteristics of electrically conductive ceramics

Hai Wang, Akira Okada, Takafumi Uwano, Yoshiyuki Uno, Habib Sameh

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This paper deals with EDM characteristics of newly develops electrically conductive ceramics. Titanium boride (TiB2) is widely used as die and mold materials because of its high hardness, high-temperature resistance and so on. The EDM characteristics of the titanium boride, such as electrode wear rate, removal rate and surface roughness were investigated. Experimental results show that EDM with low electrode wear rate is possible when copper electrode is used with positive polarity. The removal rate becomes much higher when graphite electrode is used with negative polarity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)636-639
Number of pages4
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Publication statusPublished - Aug 10 2009



  • EDM
  • Electrically conductive ceramics
  • Electrode wear rate
  • Removal rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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