Optimization of Wire Electrical Discharge Machining of Hybrid Metal Matrix Composite Material

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Nowadays the usage of composite materials increased rapidly in all applications. The main problem in choosing composite material for a particular application is the machining. The composite materials cannot be machined easily due to its mechanical properties. In this paper an attempt has been made for machining of hybrid metal matrix composite(MMC) material by achieving best Material Removal Rate and surface roughness by using Wire Electrical Discharge Machining. Taguchi method is used to design the experiments for machining and the optimized set of parameters that produce best output is determined. Finally ANOVA is used to determine the influence of parameters that affects the output of the machining.
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Taguchi Method; WEDM; ANOVA; Material Removal Rate; Surface Roughness; Hybrid MMC

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