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Direct-writing by active tooling in electrochemical jet processing

Mitchell-Smith, Jonathon; Bisterov, Ivan; Speidel, Alistair; Ashcroft, Ian; Clare, Adam T.

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Jonathon Mitchell-Smith

Ivan Bisterov

Alistair Speidel

Professor of Mechanics of Solids

Professor of Manufacturing Engineering


Recent innovations in electrochemical jet processing have caused step changes in process flexibility and precision. However, utilisation of these innovations requires the development of new machine tool technology. Presented here is a new methodology enabling the exploitation of highly customisable energy density profiles regardless of toolpath vector whilst minimising any error from the intent profile. A further approach is defined whereby active tooling allows the energy density profile to be modulated as a function of position within the toolpath, giving rise to dynamic feature creation. Adoption of this methodology allows a new design freedom within electrochemical jet processes.


Mitchell-Smith, J., Bisterov, I., Speidel, A., Ashcroft, I., & Clare, A. T. (2019). Direct-writing by active tooling in electrochemical jet processing. Manufacturing Letters, 19, 15-20.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 7, 2019
Online Publication Date Jan 8, 2019
Publication Date Jan 31, 2019
Deposit Date Mar 18, 2019
Publicly Available Date Jan 9, 2021
Journal Manufacturing Letters
Print ISSN 2213-8463
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 19
Pages 15-20
Keywords Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering; Mechanics of Materials
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