This paper investigated the influence of three micro electrodischarge milling process parameters, which were feed rate, capacitance, and voltage. The response variables were average surface roughness (R a ), maximum peak-to-valley roughness height (R y ), tool wear ratio (TWR), and material removal rate (MRR). Statistical models of these output responses were developed using three-level full factorial design of experiment. The developed models were used for multiple-response optimization by desirability function approach to obtain minimum R a , R y , TWR, and maximum MRR. Maximum desirability was found to be 88%. The optimized values of R a , R y , TWR, and MRR were 0.04, 0.34 μm, 0.044, and 0.08 mg min−1, respectively for 4.79 μm s−1 feed rate, 0.1 nF capacitance, and 80 V voltage. Optimized machining parameters were used in verification experiments, where the responses were found very close to the predicted values.
|Journal||International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology|
|Early online date||28 Aug 2008|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2009|