A new method called submersed gas-jetting EDM was proposed, in which the high-pressure gas working as the dielectric medium, is blown throughout the inner hole of a tubular electrode, and machining liquid around the gas plays significant roles of helping cooling and debris evacuation but doesn’t involve in the discharge directly. Experiments were conducted to investigate the influence of polarity, pulse duration, peak current, gas pressure and different gas/machining liquid combination. The comparison of submersed gas-jetting EDM and dry EDM indicated that this new method revealed higher material removal rate (MRR), better surface quality and equivalently minute electrode wear.

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