New developments in electro-chemical machining

K. P. Rajurkar*, D. Zhu, J. A. McGeough, J. Kozak, A. De Silva

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Electrochemical machining (ECM) has traditionally been used in highly specialized fields such as those of the aerospace and defense industries. It is now increasingly being applied in other industries where parts with difficult-to-cut materials and complex geometry are required. In this paper the latest advances are discussed, and the principal issues in ECM development and related research are raised. Developments in tool design, pulse current, micro-shaping, finishing, numerically controlled, environmental concerns, hybrid processes, and recent industrial applications, are covered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-579
Number of pages13
JournalCIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999


  • Electro-chemical machining
  • Research
  • Development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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