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Application of Optimization Technique on Spark Erosion Machining of AA 2014 Alloy for Aircraft Components 2023-28-0146

Due to their various features, aluminum alloy can be used in various applications. These include aerospace, automotive, and electrical and thermal applications. Compared to structural steels, aluminum offers superior corrosion resistance and specific strength. Aluminum alloy known as AA 2014 exhibits various mechanical properties. These include its improved strength and weight ratio. It can also be used in military and aircraft applications. Aluminum alloy is commonly used in various engineering applications, such as the manufacturing of structures and aircraft components. Due to its corrosion resistance, it can be utilized in severe environmental environments. Different methods are used in unconventional ways to generate complicated forms of electrical components. One of these is wire electro-discharge machine (WEDM). This process involves making intricate shapes out of conductive materials. The research conducted on the use of WEDM technology on AA 2014 aluminum alloy adopted the approach of Taguchi. The experiments were planned according to the various parameters involved in the process, such as the pulse on time, peak current, and off time. Some of the performance factors that were considered were the removal rate, surface roughness, and the dimensional deviation. Through the analysis of the various process variables, Taguchi was able to provide a comprehensive view of the process and its efficiency. This study will help manufacturers improve the machining performance.


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