InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 8 No. 2 KES Transactions on SDM II - Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2015
Volume Editors KES International
Journal ISSN 2051-6002
Article TitleComputer aided Micro-EDM die-sinking tool design optimization
Primary AuthorSamuel Bigot, Cardiff University
Other Author(s) Anthony Surleraux; Romain Lepert; Jean Phillipe Pernot
Pages 552 - 571
Article ID sdm15-081
Publication Date 02-May-16

This paper describes a new efficient method for computer aided optimisations of micro EDM die sinking tools, which can be used for design optimisation and performance verification in the digital domain. This would facilitate the integration and re-configurability of the micro EDM die sinking process in high value products manufacturing chains. An EDM simulation tool which makes use of voxels embedded in a voxel octree to represent the geometries is introduced and its application to a new Micro-EDM die-sinking tool shape optimisation is then described. Simulation results obtained with simple shapes are then discussed highlighting the capabilities of the new optimisation method and potential areas of improvement are proposed.

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Remarks Paper presented at KES International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, 12-14 April 2015
First date of publication in InImpact: 1 December 2015