The Effect of Operational Cutting Parameters in the Wire Electro Discharge Machining (WEDM) on Micro Hardness of Alloy Surface Layer

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In this study, as for the re-casting, surface alloying and re-solidification layer of this alloys at the work piece level machining with Wire Electro discharge machining (WEDM), changes of surface micro hardness with changes of operational parameters has been studied. Therefore, study shows using surface alloying phenomena with the diffusion of wire material into the machined surface and selection of operational parameters and suitable materials for wire cutting, surface mechanical properties can be modified simultaneously with the workpiece machining process. Also Shown in this study, by changing operating parameters such as peak power and open circuit voltage, the diffusion of wire material into the workpiece surface layer is increased, whereas with increasing pulse off time and dielectric flushing pressure, the diffusion of wire material into the workpiece surface layer is decreased. At last with increasing these parameters also change of micro hardness surface layer accompanied by a change alloy surface layer formed on the surface.