Microstructure and electrode discharge machining of TiN/Si 3N4 composites

Chien Cheng Liu, Jow Lay Huang

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Conductive TiN/Si3N4 ceramic composites were processed by electrical discharge machining (EDM) and their microstructure and conductivity investigated. A low electrical resistivity of 1.25×10 -3Ω.cm was obtained in 40vol%TiN/Si3N4 composite. The whole process of tool electrode wear is evaluated by sinker-EDM. The machined surfaces of TiN/Si3N4 ceramic composites were examined by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and profilometry to determine the surface finish. Micropores of 700 μm in depth and 70 μm in diameter were successfully machined in TiN/ Si3N4 composites by the micro-EDM method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1337-1340
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Issue numberII
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan 1
EventPRICM 5: The Fifth Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing - Beijing, China
Duration: 2004 Nov 22004 Nov 5

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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