Electrical and electrochemical processes

Murali Meenakshi Sundaram, Kamlakar P. Rajurkar

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Electrical and electrochemical processes refer to a group of nontraditional manufacturing processes that primarily use electricity or the effect of electricity to produce desired features by material removal or material addition. The specific processes included in this chapter are electro-discharge machining (EDM), electrochemical machining (ECM), electrochemical discharge machining (ECDM), electroforming, and electroplating. All these processes are noncontact processes in which the tool never makes any physical contact with the workpiece. Hence, they can be successfully applied to any conductive material irrespective of its mechanical properties (such as high hardness). A historical view of the above-mentioned processes, their mechanism/working principle, the merits and limitations of individual processes, recent process improvements, and their environmental effects are discussed in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntelligent Energy Field Manufacturing
Subtitle of host publicationInterdisciplinary Process Innovations
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages40
ISBN (Electronic)9781420071030
ISBN (Print)9781420071016
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Energy(all)


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