IJAT Vol.7 No.1 pp. 121-127
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2013.p0121


Development of Deburring Technology with Whirling EDM

Vitchuda Lertphokanont*, Atsushi Nakayama*, Minoru Ota*,
Kai Egashira*, Keishi Yamaguchi*, and Naomi Kawada**

*Kyoto Institute of Technology, Matsugasaki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8585, Japan

**Toray Industries, Inc., 1-1 Sonoyama 1-chome, Otsu-City 520-0842, Japan

April 17, 2012
October 23, 2012
January 5, 2013
whirling EDM, deburring, normal discharge circuit, short circuit, feedback circuit
This paper describes a highly efficient deburring technology that employs Whirling Electrical Discharge Machining (Whirling EDM). Whirling EDM was developed because burrs on the backside of smalldiameter holes, such as cross-drilled holes are not easy to remove. Many short circuits occur, due to the design of the compliant tool and the tool’s uncontrollable deflection. Therefore, a feedback circuit was developed in order to increase the probability of normal discharge. In conclusion, normal discharge increased due to the feedback circuit, and Whirling EDM can successfully deburr the backside of small-diameter holes in a highly efficient manner.
Cite this article as:
V. Lertphokanont, A. Nakayama, M. Ota, K. Egashira, K. Yamaguchi, and N. Kawada, “Development of Deburring Technology with Whirling EDM,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.7 No.1, pp. 121-127, 2013.
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