23 January 2017

Advantages and disadvantages of Electo-chemical Grinding

Electro-chemical grinding is also called electrolyte grinding. Electrolyte grinding is a modification of both the grinding and electrochemical machining. In this process, machining is affected both by the grinding action and by the electro-chemical process. Hence, it may also be called mechanically assisted electrochemical machining. Let us have a deep insight into the pros and cons of electrochemical grinding. 

Advantages of Electrochemical Grinding :

  • Work is completely free of burr.
  • No heat is generated.
  • No heat is no distortion are developed.
  • Very little pressure is exerted on the work.
  • No wheel wear is found.
  • High metal removal rates are possible.
  • This process also used for grinding of hard material.

Disadvantages of Electrochemical Grinding :

  • Cost is high.
  • Metal removal rates are comparatively low for some material.
  • Power consumption is high.