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Quality assessment and improvement on spark assisted chemical engraving gravity feed micro-drilling

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Quality assessment and improvement on spark assisted chemical engraving gravity feed micro-drilling

Mousa, Malek (2008) Quality assessment and improvement on spark assisted chemical engraving gravity feed micro-drilling. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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This thesis presents an investigation on the gravity feed micro-drilling spark assisted chemical engraving (GFMD-SACE). The competitive advantage of the GFMD-SACE process is its combined simplicity and low-cost with high aspect ratio and smooth surface finish. As long as these values are well-preserved and intensified, this process will take a share in the market of micro-fabrication. The main objective of this study is to establish a systematic approach of the improvement in GFMD-SACE by minimizing initially different variabilities in the process. The methodology is to observe in details the process by adapting the six sigma procedures to determine the major error states and their root causes. To this end, the process initial documentations are created such that it keeps the door wide open for continuous improvement. Based on the initial evaluation, an improved process is recommended on the tool electrode thermal and material properties, electrolyte levels and the use of pulse voltage. Compared to the traditional process, the improvement procedure shows less variability and more capability to achieve high quality in micro-drilling

Divisions:Concordia University > Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science > Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Mousa, Malek
Pagination:xv, 81 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A. Sc.
Program:Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Date:2008
Thesis Supervisor(s):Wuthrich, Rolf and Ng, Hoi Dick
ID Code:975963
Deposited By: Concordia University Library
Deposited On:22 Jan 2013 16:17
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:41
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