Investigation of Material Removal Rate and Surface Roughness for AISI 1015 Steel Rack Gear in Wire EDM Process

Abstract

In this work an investigation of the effects of various process parameters of Wire-EDM like Servo Feed (SF), pulse off-time (TOFF), pulse on-time (TON), as inputs impact on surface roughness (Ra) and metal removal rate (MRR) as outputs on steel (AISI 1015) utilizing nine specimens. With servo feed (500, 600 and 700)mm/min, pulse-of time (10,30,50) μsec, pulse on-time (20,25,30) μsec.The characteristics of cutting variables were determined by implementing Taguchi experimental design method. The importance level of the cutting variables for metal removal rate and surface roughnessis determined by implementing the analysis of variance (ANOVA).