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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Electrochemical honing (ECH) is a hybrid finishing process combining capabilities of electrochemical machining (ECM) to give faster material removal rate (MRR) and stress-free surfaces and capabilities of mechanical honing to correct geometric errors and give controlled functional surface, in a single operation.
The company's manufacturing capabilities include injection molding, electrical discharge machining and electrochemical machining, laser precision cutting, laser welding and marking, assembly and packaging.
This necessitates exploration of alternative gear finishing processes such as Electrochemical honing (ECH) which is a hybrid micro-finishing process combining electrochemical machining (ECM) and honing, having potential to overcome most of the limitations of both the process and at the same time offers most of the capabilities of individuals.
Electrochemical machining (ECM) has tremendous potential because of its versatile applications and it is expected that it would be a promising, successful, and commercially viable machining process in the modern manufacturing industries.
Among the topics are experimental versus computational system analysis, the time-dependent simulation of electrochemical machining under non- ideal conditions, and stress-corrosion in cold drawn pre-stressing steels.
acquired in 2001) Dynaflow variation on abrasive-flow machining or its Chemtool electrochemical machining and the Surftran (Madison Heights, Mich.
The actual rifling can be either cut by a broach or done by an electrochemical machining operation where a carbon electrode with the rifling pattern is passed through the bore.
The initial 'soft' material for forming into a finished blade shape, involving advanced electrochemical machining methods, requires a subsequent and complex heat treatment to increase inherent material strength.
This will be followed by applying TWS' high speed machining (HSM) technologies to these materials to reduce machine cycle times, and reduce or eliminate expensive electrochemical machining (ECM) processes, resulting in lower cost IBRs that meet or exceed USAF qualification criteria.
Although Everite enjoyed a deserved reputation in electrochemical machining, he says, it still needed to compete not only with US companies but with lower-wage foreign operations as well.
Electrochemical machining uses a reverse electroplating process to remove metal.
With annual revenues of over $130 million in 2006, TAMG specializes in design and manufacture of precision-machined aircraft engine components utilizing complex metal shaping and electrochemical machining techniques.

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