Effect of low-frequency vibration on workpiece in EDM processes

Gunawan Setia Prihandana, Muslim Mahardika, M. Hamdi, Kimiyuki Mitsui

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High-frequency vibration aided EDM has become one of the ways to increase material removal rate in EDM process, due to the flushing effect caused by vibration. However, utilizing high-frequency vibration, especially in ultrasonic range consumes a lot of setup cost. This work presents an attempt to use a low-frequency vibration on workpiece of stainless steel (SS 304) during EDM process. The workpiece was vibrated with variations of low-frequency and low-amplitude. The results show that the application of low-frequency vibration in EDM process can be used to increase the material removal rate, and decrease the surface roughness and tool wear rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1231-1234
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Mechanical Science and Technology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Electrical discharge machining
  • Low-frequency vibration
  • Material removal rate
  • Surface roughness
  • Tool wear ratio


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