A laboratory machine for micro electrochemical machining

G.R. Ribeiro1, I.M.F. Bragança1, P.A.R. Rosa1 and P.A.F. Martins1,     1Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Av. Rovisco Pais 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal.


This chapter describes a laboratory machine for micro-electrochemical machining. The machine consists of a basic rigid structure, various electrical and electronic components, an electrolyte flow system and a numerically controlled tool positioning servomechanism. The machine was designed, fabricated and instrumented by the authors and, besides giving details for those readers who may be interested in developing low-cost equipment for fundamental research or teaching purposes, the chapter also emphasizes ...

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