Surface finishing technology by EDM has recently progressed, and very small surface roughness can be readily obtained by controlling the electrical discharge conditions, or by using metal powder mixed working fluids. In addition, it was reported that EDMed surface using metal powder mixed fluids sometimes has high surface functions, such as high hardness, high corrosion resistance and so on. Therefore, the high functional EDM finished surface is well expected to be applied as a final metal mold surface. In this study, formation of chromium containing layer on the EDMed surface was tried by using chromium powder mixed fluid. Furthermore, the EDMed surface characteristics with chromium powder mixed fluid were experimentally evaluated.
Toshimitsu, R., Okada, A., Kitada, R., & Okamoto, Y. (2016). Improvement in Surface Characteristics by EDM with Chromium Powder Mixed Fluid. In Procedia CIRP (Vol. 42, pp. 231–235). Elsevier B.V. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2016.02.277