WIT Press

Electrical Discharge Machining Of Smart Materials Parts

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SM980251

Volume

38

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

727 kb

Author(s)

Constantin Oprean & Claudiu Vasile Kifor

Abstract

Smart materials systems are a relatively new concept that has gained widespread attention in the defense, aerospace and academic communities. They provide smartness, a functionality that adds significant value to materials, technologies, or end-products. Smartness enables system performance enhancements that are not possible with traditional non-smart approaches. Smart materials systems offer substantial near-term business potential across a broad range of technologies, applications and markets. A full scale application of such advanced materials (especially in automotive and aircraft industry) is hindered by the high cost of manufacturing. Unacceptable short tool life and the resulted sub-surface damage are the major issues when some smart materials are

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