Micromachining Using Electrochemical Discharge Phenomenon

Fundamentals and Application of Spark Assisted Chemical Engraving


  • Rolf Wuthrich, Concordia University, Canada
  • Rolf Wuthrich, Concordia University, Canada
  • Jana D. Abou Ziki, Concordia University, Canada

This book explains the fundamentals of SACE, promotes the technology, and encourages researchers and engineers from industry to use it for their specific applications. Therefore, the book, after presenting in details the fundaments of SACE (in particular the Electrochemical Discharges), deals mainly with practical aspects of implementing the machining technology. The book is written so that researchers from fields other than micro-technology (e.g., from life science) will be able to build a simple machining set-up, together with his mechanical work-shop, for individual needs.
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Engineers in industries dealing with micro-machining of materials such as glass, polymers, and ceramics


Book information

  • Published: April 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-8155-1587-6

Table of Contents

  1. Machining with Electrochemical Discharges - An Overview
  2. Historical Overview of Electrochemical Discharges
  3. Gas Evolving Electrodes
  4. The Gas Film - A Key Element
  5. Material Removal Mechanism
  6. Common Machining Strategies
  7. Controlling the Machining Process
  8. Designing a SACE Micromachining Set-up
  9. Outlook