EDM characteristics of carbon fiber reinforced plastic

Hai Wang, Sameh Habib, Akira Okada, Yoshiyuki Uno

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Carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) is a very strong and light composite material, and it has many applications in aerospace and automotive fields. However conventional mechanical machining methods, such as cutting and grinding have some problems; delaminating, splintering, burrs of machined surface and short tool life. Electrical discharge machining ( EDM) is an effective alternative for machining difficult-to-cut materials. In this paper, the EDM characteristics, such as material removal rate, electrode wear rate and surface roughness for CFRP were experimentally investigated with varying discharge peak current and pulse duration.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2010
Event16th International Symposium on Electromachining, ISEM 2010 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Apr 19 2010Apr 23 2010


Other16th International Symposium on Electromachining, ISEM 2010


  • Carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP)
  • Electrical discharge machining (EDM)
  • Material removal rate. electrode wear
  • Surface roughness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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