Experimental Investigation of Surface Integrity and Machining Characteristics of Ti–6Al–4V Alloy Machined by Wire-EDM Process

  • Sandeep MalikEmail author
  • Vineet Singla
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


Ti–6Al–4V alloy has been widely used in biomedical applications such as implants, screws, plates, and so on. The key parameters for implant stability are surface integrity (surface roughness and surface topography). In this study, experimental study on the surface integrity and machining characteristics of Ti–6Al–4V alloy machined by wire electrical discharge machining (W-EDM) has been studied. The research was planned using the methods of Taguchi and the orthogonal range of L-27 was chosen. The effect of W-EDM system parameters, such as peak current, pulse length, pulse frequency, wire feed, and spark gap, sets voltage on the machining and surface characteristics of material removal rate (MRR) and surface roughness (SR) along with machined surface topography. Such parameters have been shown to have a significant influence on the characteristics of the output response, and rises in MRR and SR with peak current.


Ti–6al–4V alloy Wire-cut EDM Material removal rate Surface roughness (SR) Surface topography Biomedical application 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUIET, Maharshi Dayanand UniversityRohtakIndia

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