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Micromachining Using Electrochemical Discharge Phenomenon, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Written by the leading experts in the field, this is the only all-encompassing reference to provide detailed coverage of Micro-ECDM and SACE, and includes comparison with other micromachining technologies.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Preface
  6. Chapter 1. Machining with Electrochemical Discharges—An Overview
    1. 1.1. Spark-Assisted Chemical Engraving
    2. 1.2. SACE as a Micromachining Technology
    3. 1.3. Scope of the Book
  7. Part 1. Electrochemical Discharges
    1. Chapter 2. Historical Overview of Electrochemical Discharges
      1. 2.1. Discovery and Early Applications
      2. 2.2. The Wehnelt Interrupter
      3. 2.3. Spectrum of the Electrochemical Discharges
      4. 2.4. Nature of the Electrochemical Discharges
      5. 2.5. Contact Glow Discharge Electrolysis
    2. Chapter 3. Gas-Evolving Electrodes
      1. 3.1. Introduction to Electrochemistry
      2. 3.2. Bubble Formation During Electrolysis
      3. 3.3. Bubble Layer
      4. 3.4. The Bubble Diffusion Region
      5. 3.5. The Bubble Adherence Region
      6. 3.6. Bubble Evolution on a Gas-Evolving Electrode
      7. 3.7. Mean Stationary Current–Voltage Characteristics
    3. Chapter 4. The Gas Film—A Key Element
      1. 4.1. Formation of the Gas Film
      2. 4.2. Gas Film Lifetime
      3. 4.3. Shape of the Gas Film
      4. 4.4. Discharge Activity Inside of the Gas Film
      5. 4.5. Active Electrode Temperature
      6. 4.6. Controlling the Gas Film
  8. Part 2. Micromachining With Electrochemical Discharges
    1. Chapter 5. Material Removal Mechanism
      1. 5.1. General Considerations
      2. 5.2. Machining at Low Depths
      3. 5.3. Machining at High Depths
      4. 5.4. Chemical Contributions
      5. 5.5. Summary
    2. Chapter 6. Common Machining Strategies
      1. 6.1. General Overview
      2. 6.2. Gravity-Feed Drilling
      3. 6.3. Constant Velocity-Feed Drilling
      4. 6.4. 2D and 3D Machining
      5. 6.5. Wire Electrochemical Discharge Machining
    3. Chapter 7. Controlling the Machining Process
      1. 7.1. Process Analysis
      2. 7.2. Promoting Etching
      3. 7.3. Controlling the Heat Generated
      4. 7.4. Controlling the Tool–Workpiece Gap
      5. 7.5. Searching for Process Control Signals
      6. 7.6. Summary
    4. Chapter 8. Designing a SACE Micromachining Set-up
      1. 8.1. General Design Rules
      2. 8.2. Drilling Set-Ups
      3. 8.3. 2D Machining Set-Ups
      4. 8.4. Commercial Machines
    5. Chapter 9. Outlook
  9. References
  10. Index