Optimization of Processing Parameters in Electrochemical Machining of AISI 304 using Taguchi Design Technique
Shankar Mane1, S. G. Bhatawadekar2, Pravin R. Kubade3

1Shankar Mane, Department of Mechanical Engg., Gourishankar Polytechnic, Satara (Maharashtra), India.
2Dr. S. G. Bhatawadekar Department of Production Engg., KIT’s College of Engg., Kolhapur, (Maharashtra), India.
3Prof. Pravin R. Kubade, Department of Production Engg., KIT’s College of Engg., Kolhapur (Maharashtra), India.

Manuscript received on 15 April 2016 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 April 2016 | Manuscript Published on 30 April 2016 | PP: 31-37 | Volume-5 Issue-4, April 2016 | Retrieval Number: D4475045416/16©BEIESP
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Abstract: Electro chemical polishing is a process by which metal is removed from a work piece by passage of electric current while the work is submerged in a specially-designed solution. This study investigate the effect of temperature, current, time and electrolyte composition on the surface characteristics and metal removal rate (M.R.R.) of austenitic stainless steel AISI 304 in phosphoric acid and sulphuric acid bath. In case of MRR, time was the most influential factor and then the relative influence decreases in the order current (I), temperature (T) and electrolyte composition (C). For Surface Roughness it was seen that temperature (T) being the most influential factor and current (I), electrolyte concentration(C) and time being less influential in the order they are mentioned.
Keywords: AISI 304, Electrochemical Machining, Optimization

Scope of the Article: Machine Learning