electrochemical machining

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electrochemical machining

[i‚lek·trō′kem·ə·kəl mə′shēn·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
Removing excess metal by electrolytic dissolution, effected by the tool acting as the cathode against the workpiece acting as the anode. Abbreviated ECM. Also known as electrolytic machining.
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GE Aviation of Evandale, OH, had a vision of a machine that would rough out blisks (bladed disks) from an Inconel blank--and that it would use a process combining Electro Chemical Machining (ECM) and Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM), called ECDM.