Electrochemical Machining of Orthopaedic Components

  • S. S. Grewal
  • P. W. Jackson

Summary

This paper gives details of a successful application of electrochemical machining to the production of orthopaedic components. The paper outlines the problems of chip machining the material, an alloy of cobalt-chromium, and the success achieved with electrochemical machining. The machining of 4 components is discussed. The discussion covers the problems of handling the complex shapes involved, reference to tool design philosophy, and the machining time comparisons. Due to the success achieved with the process, the manufacturers have now adopted electrochemical machining as part of their normal manufacturing activity and are currently in the process of extending the application to many more components.

Keywords

Fatigue Life Surface Finish Fatigue Limit Electrochemical Machine Fixture Design 
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References

  1. [1]
    Grewal S S and Bannard J E (1984) Electrochemical machining of a Co-Cr knee joint component. Proceedings of 4th Polytechnics Symposium on Manufacturing Engineering, Birmingham Polytechnic, May.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. S. Grewal
    • 1
    • 2
  • P. W. Jackson
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Coventry (Lanchester) PolytechnicCoventryUK
  2. 2.Howmedica Int IncLimerickIreland

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