Electrode design for oscillating EDM

Yuki Nakamura, Tutik Sriani, Hideki Aoyama

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In die-sinking EDM, the electrode is moved only in the Z-axis direction, while in oscillating EDM, electrodes are oscillated in both the X-axis and Y-axis directions to realize high accuracy machining. There are many ways of designing electrodes for oscillating EDM. However, because the form of electrodes and subsequently the oscillating patterns of these electrodes depend on the shapes of the die/mold used, they become complicated when the die/mold shape is complicated, and electrode design takes hours in such cases. This paper therefore proposes a new approach of designing electrodes for oscillating EDM. Some oscillating patterns based on the proposed approach are also analyzed from the viewpoint of usefulness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Abrasive Technology XII
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Symposium on Advances in Abrasive Technology, ISAAT2009 - Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Duration: 2009 Sept 272009 Sept 30

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
ISSN (Print)1022-6680


Other12th International Symposium on Advances in Abrasive Technology, ISAAT2009
CityGold Coast, QLD


  • Die
  • Die-sinking
  • EDM
  • Electrode design
  • Mold
  • Oscillating

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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