In this paper a three-dimensional geometric simulation method of micro-EDM milling processes is proposed, which introduces a Z-map algorithm to precisely represent the geometries of a machined workpiece and the evolution of the tool shape caused by tool wear during the machining. The micro-EDM milling process is mathematically and geometrically modeled. In order to verify the performance of the developed simulator, an actual square cavity is machined and compared to the simulation result. The developed EDM simulator can be used for tool path generation for tool wear compensation as well as for prediction of tool wear.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture|
|Publication status||Published - 2009 Oct|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanical Engineering
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering