Micro & Advanced Manufacturing Processes

Micro & Advanced Manufacturing Processes

  • Co-Coordinator: Prof. P.S Satsangi   
  • Co-Coordinator: Prof. Alakesh Manna  
  • Member: Prof. Sanjeev Kumar

The main activity of the group is to focus on the on the development of new tool and work materials along with the optimization of the various advanced machining processes. Over last few years, fundamental research on non-conventional machining has been conducted at various research centers. Despite the progress in theoretical understanding and modeling development, there has been less work accomplished in experimental studies and model validation. In fact, very little experimental data exists in the literature on the parametric study and performance analysis and optimization of the processes. Among existing data sets, few are systematic and repeatable. The lack of experimental data makes it difficult to further develop theoretical and numerical models and validate them. The requirements of good surface finish and high material removal rate are needed during the machining processes. The  research group is   developing an experimental research facility in Chandigarh to support in-house and nearby engineering research.

Journals /Publications:

Dr. P. S. Satsangi
  • J. Singh, P.S. Satsangi, R.S. Walia and V.P.Singh (2011) “Micro-hardness and machined surface damage study for continuous and discontinuous ultrasonic vibration assisted Electric Discharge Machining”, International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing Processes, DOI 10.1080/10426914.2011.585502. 
  • J. Singh, P.S. Satsangi, R.S. Walia and V.P.Singh (2011),” Parametric Optimization Of Hybrid Electric Discharge Machining Process With Continuous And Discontinuous Ultrasonic Vibrations On Workpiece”, International Journal of Materials Science and Engineering, Vol.2(1-2), 47-5
  •  J. Singh, P.S. Satsangi, R.S. Walia and V.P.Singh (2011),” FEM modeling of ultrasonic vibration assisted workpiece in EDM process”, International Journal of Mechanic Systems Engineering, Vol. 1(1), 8-16. 
  • P.S. Satsangi and K.D.Chattopadhyay (2010) A study of Machining Parameters during Electrical Discharge Machining of Steel by a Rotary Copper Electrode 2010 Advanced Materials Research Vols. 83-86 (2010) 756-763 2010) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland
  • K.D. Chattopadhyay, S.Verma, P.S. Satsangi and P.C. Sharma; (2009 )  “Development of Empirical Model for Different Process Parameters During Rotary Electrical Discharge Machining of Copper – Steel (EN-8) System” Int. J.  of Material Processing Technologies, Ref. No. PROTEC-D-06-00674R5  pp1454-65
Dr. Sanjeev Kumar
  • Kumar, S., Singh, R., Singh, T. P. and Sethi, B. L. (2009) ‘Surface modification by electrical discharge machining: A review’, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol. 209, No. 8, 675-3687.
  • Kumar, S., Singh, T. P. and Sethi, B. L. (2009) ‘Surface alloying of OHNS die steel by EDM process using Inconel electrode’, Int. Journal of Machining & Machinability of Materials, Vol. 6, No. 3/4, 176-193.
  • Kumar, S., Singh, R., Singh, T. P. and Sethi, B. L. (2009) ‘Comparison of material transfer in electrical discharge machining of AISI H13 die steel’, Proc. of IMechE, J. of Mechanical Engg. Science, Part C, Vol. 223, 1733-1740.
  • Kumar, S., Singh, R. (2010) ‘Investigating surface properties of OHNS die steel after electrical discharge machining with manganese powder mixed in the dielectric’, Int. Journal of Adv. Mfg. Technology, Vol. 50, 625-633.
  • Kumar, S., Singh, R. (2010) ‘Investigation of surface properties in powder mixed electrical discharge machining of OHNS and D2 die steels’, Int. Journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 2, 181-199.
Dr. Alakesh Manna
  • H. S. Mali and A. Manna Current status and application of abrasive flow machining processes: A review, Proceedings of the I.Mech E:Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacturing:Vol 223, No B7, 2009, 809-820.
  • H. S. Mali and A. Manna, Optimization of AFM parameters during finishing of Al-6063 alloy cylindrical surface Journal of Machining and Forming Technologies  (JMFT); Volume 1, Issue 3/4, 2009, 237-248.
  • Manna and K. Khas, Micro machining of electrically non-conductive Al2O3 ceramic, Journal of Machining and Forming Technologies  (JoMFT);  2009, Volume 1, Issue 1/2, PP.101-112.
  • A. Manna and N.K. Lautre, A study on wire deflection of WEDM based on Finite difference and Newmarks methods, International   Journal    of       Manufacturing    Technology  Research (JoMTR ;ISSN:1943:8095), 2010, Volume 1, Issue 3/4,  PP.231-246.
  • A. Manna and S. M. Salodkar, FNN based on-line monitoring of flank wear during turning of En-31 steel, International   Journal    of       Machining and Machinability of Materials; Vol.8, Nos.1/2; 2010;
  • A. Manna P.B. Mahapatra and H.S. Bains, Experimental study on processing of Al-Al2O3/Grp-MMC by liquid stirring,   Journal    of Composite Materials; Vol.44, No.25, 2010, 3069-3079.
  • A. Manna and N.K.Lautre, Wire electrode wear in WEDM: An experimental investigation during production of key chain die cavity, Journal of Machining and Forming Technologies  (JoMFT); Volume 2, Issue 3-4; 2010; 275-288.
  • S. Mali and A. Manna, Optimum selection of abrasive flow machining conditions during fine finishing of Al/15wt% SiC-MMC, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology; Volume 50, 2010, 1013-1024.
  • Manna and A. Kundal, Micro machining of nonconductive Al2O3 ceramic on developed TW-ECSM setup, International Journal of Manufacturing, Materials and Mechanical Engineering; Vol.1(2), 2011, PP. 46-55.
  • S.M. Saldkar and A. Manna, A study on self-propelled rotary tool during turning of Eo300 alloy steel, International journal of Applied Engineering Research, Vol.5, Number 17, 2010, pp.2929-2933. (ISSN 0973-4562)
  • H. S. Mali and A. Manna, Parametric optimization of AFM process during finishing of Al/5wt% SiC-MMC cylindrical surface, Journal of Machining and Forming Technologies  (JoMFT); Volume 3, Issue 3-4; 2010; PP.269-284.
  • S. Kumar and A. Manna, An experimental investigation during EAFF of Al/Al2O3-MMC, International journal of Applied Engineering Research, Vol.5, Number 17, 2010, pp.2943-2948. ISSN 0973-4562
  • H. S. Mali and A. Manna,  Experimental investigation during finishing of Al/SiC-MMC’s by abrasive flow machining (AFM) process, International Journal of “Advanced Materials Research (AMR)”; Vol.264-265, 2011, 1130-1136
  • S.K. Garg, A. Manna, A. Jain, and S. Singh, Requirements and recent developments in wire electrodes for high performance WEDM, International journal of Applied Engineering Research, Vol.5, Number 23-24, 2010, 3715-3723 (ISSN 0973-4562).
  • A. Manna and K. Singh, An experimental investigation on drilled hole surface during drilling of Al/SiC-MMC. International Journal of Surface Engineering and Materials Technology (IJSEMT), Vol.1, No.1, 2011, 39-42. (ISSN: 2249-7250)
  • A.Manna and N.K. Lautre, A study on Electrode Wear of WEDM during cutting of E0300 alloy steel, Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India), Volume 89, March 18, 2009, 30-35.
  • H. S. Mali and A. Manna An Experimental Investigation on Abrasive Flow Finishing of Al-6063 alloy cylindrical surface, Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India), Volume 90, September 18, 2009, 3-7.
  • K. Khas and A.Manna A study on MECD-Machining during drilling of electrically non-conductive ceramic, Indian Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology; (ISSN:0973-6255); Vol.4 No.1,January-June 2010, 4-26
  • H.S. Bains and A. Manna, A study on turning of Al(6063)/5Vol. % SiC and Al(6063)/10 Vol. % SiC-MMC, Indian Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology; (ISSN:0973-6255); Vol.4 No.1, January-June 2010, 78-81
  • H.S. Mali A. Manna, Micro finishing of  Al/15 wt% SiCp-MMC on developed AFM setup, Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India); Vol.91, March18, 2011, 34-43.