On Electrical Discharge Machining of Non-Conductive Ceramics: A Review

Marina Volosova, Anna Okunkova, Pavel Peretyagin, Yury A. Melnik, Natalya Kapustina
2019 Technologies  
The inability of ceramic and nanoceramic processing without expensive diamond tools and with a high-material-removal rate hampers the scope of its potential applications and does not allow humanity to make a full shift to the sixth technological paradigm associated with Kuhn scientific revolutions and Kondratieff's waves and restrains the growth of the economy. The authors completed a review on the research state of ceramic and nanoceramic processing by electrical discharge machining, which is
more » ... achining, which is possibly solved by two principal approaches associated with the usage of standard commercially available machine tools. The first approach is related to the introduction of expensive secondary phase; the second approach proposes initiate processing by adding auxiliary electrodes in the form of coating, suspension, aerosol, or 3D-printed layer based on the components of silver, copper, or graphite in combination with an improved dielectric oil environment by introducing graphite or carbon nanoparticles, which is hugely relevant today.
doi:10.3390/technologies7030055 fatcat:hxtzjspbqfdt3ezpmsxiw5jlye