Electrolyte jet machining for surface texturing of Inconel 718

Mitchell-Smith, Jonathon and Murray, J.W. and Kunieda, M. and Clare, A.T. (2014) Electrolyte jet machining for surface texturing of Inconel 718. In: 10th International Symposium on Electrochemical Machining Technology (INSECT 2014), 13-14 Nov 2014, Saarbrücken, Germany.

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Abstract

Electrolyte jet machining is an emerging non-conventional machining process which is capable of selectively applying multi-scale surface textures. Surfaces processed in this way do not suffer from thermal damage and hence this technique is highly suited to finishing procedures in high value manufacturing across the aerospace and biomedical sectors. Furthermore, input variables can be modified dynamically to create functional graduation across component surfaces.

In this study, the development and design of a custom-built EJM system is described, and the capability of the EJM platform to machine and create surface textures in Inconel 718, a widely used nickel based super alloy, is investigated. Through control of machine path programming and parameter variation, multi-scale surface textures are created which have the potential to enhance bonding with subsequent coating layers and also provide fluid dynamic advantage.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: The symposium resulted in an edited volume with 24 technical contributions on 234 pages. ISBN: 9783957350107
Keywords: Inconel 718, Surface engineering, Electrolyte jet machining, Electrochemical jet machining, EJM, Surface texturing, Aerospace
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
Depositing User: Mitchell-Smith, Mr Jonathon
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 12:41
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 00:14
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/43439

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