Modelling the aspects of precision and efficiency in laser-assisted jet electrochemical machining (LAJECM)

P. T. Pajak*, A. K.M. De Silva, J. A. McGeough, D. K. Harrison

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Abstract

Laser-assisted jet electrochemical machining (LAJECM) is a hybrid process, which combines a relatively low-power laser beam and an electrolyte jet. Compared to single jet electrochemical machining, LAJECM yields better machining efficiency and precision, especially for small hole machining. The laser beam transfers additional heat on to a specific area of the workpiece area resulting in changed machining conditions. This localisation effect of machining is the key to improving accuracy and efficiency of the LAJECM. This paper presents also a mathematical modelling of the LAJECM process supported by experimental analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)512-518
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Volume149
Issue number1-3
Early online date6 May 2004
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2004

Keywords

  • Laser localisation effect
  • Laser-assisted jet electrochemical machining
  • Nd:YAG laser beam

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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