III. How to design electrodes

"Ⅰ. About electric discharge machining"

"II. How to set machining conditions"

1. Introduction

EDM is a machining method of transferring the shape of the electrode. To make EDM more efficient, not only just thinking about designing the shape of the electrode to transfer, but also you have to consider the necessary elements for electrode design as follows.

<Elements of electrode design>

  • Materials
  • Classification of rough / middle finish / finish
  • Number of electrodes
  • How to set electrode reduction
  • Amount of reduction
  • Setting the standard position
  • How to think about division
  • Concept of using multi-electrode
  • Outputting method of machining position data