J. Electrochem. Sci. Eng.  

Principles of the express method for controlling interelectrode space condition during wire electrochemical processing

Vasyl Osypenko, Oleksandr Plakhotnyi, Oleksii Timchenko


In the practical implementation of the sequential wire electrical discharge machining – pulsed electrochemical machining (WEDM – PECM) technology and in order to perform high quality electrochemical processing, there is a need for the real-time operational control of electrical parameters of inter-electrode space and corresponding adaptive correction of amplitude-frequency power supply parameters (AFPSP). In the context presented by the authors, a mathematical apparatus and an algorithm of operational galvanostatic mode monitoring of anode dissolution using wire electrode-tool are proposed. This will allow adaptive adjustment of AFPSP to ensure controlled passage of electrochemical reactions and significantly increase process stability, dissolved surface layer thickness uniformity along entire electrode tool movement trajectory and resulting surface quality.


Wire electrical discharge machining; pulsed electrochemical machining; current and voltage waveforms; process monitoring; surface finishing

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