Development of a novel micro wire-EDM mechanism for the fabricating of micro parts

Chang Sheng Lin*, Yunn Shiuan Liao, Shun Tong Chen

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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The wire running system of the tabletop Wire-EDM machine for making intricate micro parts developed in our previous study is improved in the paper. A very simple but novel micro-wire cutting mechanism that allows the use of the thin wire of a diameter as small as 20μm is designed. The vibration of the micro wire is suppressed by implementing a unique tension control principle and vibration absorbers. In actual machining the workpiece is mounted on the spindle having indexing ability. By proper planning the wire moving path, micro gear, micro turbine, micro screw, etc. can be manufactured. In the paper the micro bevel gear, which has special appearance and is very difficult if not impossible to be machined by other micro fabrication technologies, is also manufactured satisfactorily.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress on Advanced Manufacture for Micro/Nano Technology 2005 - Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Advanced Manufacture
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages6
EditionPART 1
ISBN (Print)0878499903, 9780878499908
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2005 International Conference on Advanced Manufacture, ICAM2005 - Taipei, R.O.C., Taiwan
Duration: 2005 Nov 282005 Dec 2

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
NumberPART 1
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752


Other2005 International Conference on Advanced Manufacture, ICAM2005
CityTaipei, R.O.C.


  • Cutting tool paths
  • Micro bevel gear
  • Micro gear
  • Micro wire-EDM
  • Micro-EDM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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